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enmesh

[en-mesh] /ɛnˈmɛʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to catch, as in a net; entangle:
He was enmeshed by financial difficulties.
Also, immesh, inmesh.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; en-1 + mesh
Related forms
enmeshment, noun
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  • But the agency was ill prepared and enmeshed in bureaucratic rivalries.
  • It is not necessary to become so enmeshed with patients that one dies a thousand deaths at every loss.
  • But many philosophers scoff at the idea that they would get enmeshed in the issues of the day.
  • They were great architects deeply enmeshed in an urban chain of innovation.
  • Those who pursue lawsuits for wrongful dismissal through the courts can find themselves enmeshed for years.
  • enmeshed in it are struggles between principles more familiar to the rest of the world, which each side uses to press its case.
  • enmeshed in it, they balk at discussing its impossibilities.
  • It is typical in that it catches the ambiguity of those enmeshed and yet hostile lives.
  • The countries are now too economically enmeshed for anyone to disengage easily.
  • The delivery of nursing care is enmeshed in the health care policy decisions made at state and national levels.
British Dictionary definitions for enmeshed

enmesh

/ɪnˈmɛʃ/
verb
1.
(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 enmeshed

enmesh

v.

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

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