verb (used with object), en·snared, en·snar·ing.
Related formsen·snare·ment, nounen·snar·er, nounen·snar·ing·ly, adverbun·en·snared, adjective
Examples from the Web for ensnare
Instead, cops monitor such sites to ensnare workers and their clients.
In that sense, it's a twofer that could ensnare both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP|Robert Shrum|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fraud followers will recognize this as a “prime bank” scam, of the type usually used to ensnare Florida retirees.‘Octopus’ Review: Sam Israel, the Ponzi Schemer Who Got Duped|Michael Maiello|June 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There are three pathways the Siren uses to ensnare a target.
To him she was nothing but a harlot to be used to ensnare his enemies.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
The woe, the rapture, so ensnare me, That from her gaze I cannot tear me!Faust|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
This made the priests and professors rage, and they stirred up the magistrates to ensnare Friends.George Fox|George Fox
Ay; that's it—too innocent t' conceal her feelin's an' too proud to ensnare you.Harbor Tales Down North|Norman Duncan
Why, surely you do not suppose you are going to ensnare that noblest of all game—a lover, to wit—in so artless a fashion?The Memorabilia|Xenophon