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ensnare

[en-snair] /ɛnˈsnɛər/
verb (used with object), ensnared, ensnaring.
1.
to capture in, or involve as in, a snare:
to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds.
Also, insnare.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; en-1 + snare1
Related forms
ensnarement, noun
ensnarer, noun
ensnaringly, adverb
unensnared, adjective
Synonyms
entrap, entangle, enmesh.
Antonyms
release.
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British Dictionary definitions for ensnaring

ensnare

/ɪnˈsnɛə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to catch or trap in a snare
2.
to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means
Derived Forms
ensnarement, noun
ensnarer, noun
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Word Origin and History for ensnaring

ensnare

v.

1570s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + snare (n.). Related: Ensnared; ensnaring.

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