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enmesh

[ en-mesh ]
/ ɛnˈmɛʃ /
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verb (used with object)

to catch, as in a net; entangle: He was enmeshed by financial difficulties.

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Also immesh, inmesh.

Origin of enmesh

First recorded in 1595–1605; en-1 + mesh

OTHER WORDS FROM enmesh

en·mesh·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enmesh

enmesh

inmesh immesh

/ (ɪnˈmɛʃ) /

verb

(tr) to catch or involve in or as if in a net or snare; entangle

Derived forms of enmesh

enmeshment, noun
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