ensnaring

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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