ensnare

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


Origin:
1585–95; en-1 + snare1

ensnarement, noun
ensnarer, noun
ensnaringly, adverb
unensnared, adjective


entrap, entangle, enmesh.


release.
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ensnare or insnare (ɪnˈsnɛə)
 
vb
1.  to catch or trap in a snare
2.  to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means
 
insnare or insnare
 
vb
 
en'snarement or insnare
 
n
 
en'snarer or insnare
 
n

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ensnare
1570s, from en- "make, put in" + snare. Related: Ensnared; ensnaring.
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Example sentences
As the coral ensnare nutrients, currents flow and a big wave moves through the
  sea, further mixing the water and nutrients.
Two experts in business management show how to avoid the ten common pitfalls
  that ensnare decision makers.
Consequently, scams ensnare a broad net of victims before being stopped.
Design for equipment to lure or ensnare fish or cold-blooded animal living
  wholly in water.
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