enmesh

[en-mesh]
verb (used with object)
to catch, as in a net; entangle: He was enmeshed by financial difficulties.
Also, immesh, inmesh.


Origin:
1595–1605; en-1 + mesh

enmeshment, noun
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enmesh, inmesh or immesh (ɪnˈmɛʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to catch or involve in or as if in a net or snare; entangle
 
inmesh, inmesh or immesh
 
vb
 
immesh, inmesh or immesh
 
vb
 
en'meshment, inmesh or immesh
 
n

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enmesh
c.1600, from en- + mesh. Related: Enmeshed.
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Example sentences
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.
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