from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To entangle in or as if in a snarl: "The Senate has contrived to ensnarl several major proposals in two legislative tangles” ( New York Times).
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- v. To entangle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To entangle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To snarl, as a dog; growl.
- To entangle as in a snarl; insnare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
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How this peripheral issue came to ensnarl the health-care debate offers a case study in the theory and practice of interest-group politics.
Speaking of water, "The River Drains Through It" is veteran journalist Tom Kenworthy's look at how more than a half million acre feet of water is yearly diverted from river basins on Colorado's western slope to the other side of the Rocky Mountains, but how environmental concerns now ensnarl plans to build similar diversions to satisfy the demands of growth in the West.
Capitalising on its eerie claustrophic domestic ambiance early on this is a brooding creeper that has a powerful ability to ensnarl the audience into its relentless spell.
So Bob and fellow newsman Carl vowed Tricky Dicky to ensnarl.
The Rethuglicans aka Bush Crime Family will ensnarl and take down as many people as they can and say some god told them to do it. .after all, dont they always say they prey?
Tendrils of mist snaked from between the trees and lay across the road like a blanket of living snow, shifting, curling, reaching upward to ensnarl Ranyart's legs for only a moment before dissolving into nothingness.
Yet some parties have responded to this urgency by seeking to ensnarl the process.
With the Poyolavomaar fleet close behind and in-fantry preparing to ensnarl the _Slanderscree's_ steering mechanism in green cable, the arrival of forces from Moulokin saved Balavere and Hunnar further argu'ment.
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