entoil

[ en-toil ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to take in toils; ensnare; enmesh.

Origin of entoil

1
First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + toil2

Words Nearby entoil

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for entoil

entoil

/ (ɪnˈtɔɪl) /


verb
  1. (tr) an archaic word for ensnare

Derived forms of entoil

  • entoilment, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012