verb (used with object), en·snared, en·snar·ing.
Examples from the Web for ensnared
Other companies have been ensnared in similar controversies.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches|ProPublica|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, even if that could be papered over, McDonnell was ensnared in an ongoing ethics scandal that kept him off the campaign trail.How the Richer, Better Run Campaign Barely Won in Virginia|Ben Jacobs|November 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Appealing the order could have ensnared the company in an interminable appeals process, keeping its buses off the road for years.The Government’s Cheap, Dishonest Campaign Against the Chinatown Bus Industry|Jim Epstein|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Reinhart & Rogoff were not gripped by the pseudo-science-economics that has ensnared so many on the right.
Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam have emerged as key players in the saga that ensnared two top American generals.Florida Twins at the Center of Petraeusgate Scandal|The Telegraph|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I fell headlong then into the love wherein I longed to be ensnared.The Confessions of Saint Augustine|Saint Augustine
There they entered to rest, but there they will be ensnared and betrayed.Tales from the Old French|Various
Uncle Penrose cannot have ensnared him with his odious talk about money?Madonna Mary|Mrs. Oliphant
Surely the Hills, with all their real color and outline, were ensnared upon that square of paper!Janet of the Dunes|Harriet T. Comstock
There is often tragic interest in the struggles of the ensnared wretches to break away from the meshes spun about them.How the Other Half Lives|Jacob A. Riis