- to capture in, or involve as in, a snare: to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds.
Origin of ensnare
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entrap, entangle, enmesh.
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Examples from the Web for ensnarement
The House seemed to be literally "lying in wait" for him, with traps set on every side for his ensnarement.
- to catch or trap in a snare
- to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means
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Word Origin and History for ensnarement
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