ensnare

[en-snair]
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verb (used with object), en·snared, en·snar·ing.
  1. to capture in, or involve as in, a snare: to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds.
Also insnare.

Origin of ensnare

First recorded in 1585–95; en-1 + snare1
Related formsen·snare·ment, nounen·snar·er, nounen·snar·ing·ly, adverbun·en·snared, adjective

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ensnare

insnare

verb (tr)
  1. to catch or trap in a snare
  2. to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means
Derived Formsensnarement, nounensnarer, noun
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Word Origin and History for ensnared

ensnare

v.

1570s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + snare (n.). Related: Ensnared; ensnaring.

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