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[en-mesh] /ɛnˈmɛʃ/
verb (used with object)
to catch, as in a net; entangle:
He was enmeshed by financial difficulties.
Also, immesh, inmesh.
Origin of enmesh
1595-1605; en-1 + mesh
Related forms
enmeshment, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for enmesh


(transitive) to catch or involve in or as if in a net or snare; entangle
Derived Forms
enmeshment, noun
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Word Origin and History for enmesh

c.1600, from en- (1) + mesh (v.). Related: Enmeshed; enmeshing.

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