ensnare

[ en-snair ]
/ ɛnˈsnɛər /
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verb (used with object), en·snared, en·snar·ing.

to capture in, or involve as in, a snare: to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds.

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Origin of ensnare

First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + snare1

OTHER WORDS FROM ensnare

en·snare·ment, nounen·snar·er, nounen·snar·ing·ly, adverbun·en·snared, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ensnare

ensnare

insnare

/ (ɪnˈsnɛə) /

verb (tr)

to catch or trap in a snare
to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means

Derived forms of ensnare

ensnarement, nounensnarer, noun
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