Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap. synonym: catch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See insnare, insnarer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To catch in a snare. See insnare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap.
  • verb To entangle; to enmesh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From en- +‎ snare.

Examples

  • 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.

    How The Government Is Targeting a SAC Capital Trader - CNBC

  • He held out the roses and tried to ensnare me with his hypnotic gaze.

    Recipe for Love

  • In a struggle that could ensnare all three branches of government, the court is considering whether to order Gov.

    Court Weighs Funding

  • Surveillance extends beyond search because “ [r] ather than targeting specific information, surveillance can ensnare a significant amount of data beyond any originally sought” (Solove 2008: 109).

    DPI: simplified and demystified

  • The Chimera had escaped all attempts to ensnare him.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Try to ensnare a mortal anyway, using a Vale of Scrythax.

    Crossed

  • Those are where the pressure lumps are usually situated, and centering on them will make you to ensnare these byproducts of tension and exhaustion.

    Hand Skeleton | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • He held out the roses and tried to ensnare me with his hypnotic gaze.

    Recipe for Love

  • 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.

    Scott Mendelson: Review: Red State

  • Well, Kate Middleton did ensnare the future king of England by flashing her knickers and bra from the runway.

    Must Haves for Spring

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.