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Definition of "ensnare" []

  • To take or catch in or as if in a snare. See Synonyms at catch. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ensnare" in a sentence
  • "We already knew that the FBI showed up at the home of John Kinnucan, owner the independent research firm Broad Band Research, and asked him to wear a wire - in order 'ensnare' his client: SAC Capital."
  • "Those are where the pressure lumps are usually situated, and centering on them will make you to ensnare these byproducts of tension and exhaustion."
  • "Once they arrive, they discover that the offer was basically a trap in order to ensnare would-be sexual sinners for denouncement and execution by the local fundamentalist church."