from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of ensnare.
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- v. Alternative spelling of ensnare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means.
- transitive v. To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take in a snare; allure; entrap.
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Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him in his speech.
-- Many a trapp is set to insnare the feet of youth.
On the north side of the peristyle is a double portico containing the _exedrae_, or seats of the sophists, where each most cunning rhetorician delivered his opinions _ex cathedrâ_, and lay in wait for any passer whom he could insnare into an argument.
_ Pray, Madam, do not thus suspend my doubtful Soul; but if you do design to insnare my Life, speak, speak freely: Or if the Constable be at the Door, let him shew his Staff of Authority, perhaps I may corrupt him with a Bribe.
"Those are the very wiles by which doll-faced stage women insnare our most desirable young men."
"My enemy maun sen 'for an ootlandish speech and a heathen tongue to insnare ane o' the brethren!"
Mrs. Arnot did not intend that she should brood over Haldane until her vivid imagination should weave a net out of his misfortunes which might insnare her heart.
Tresses fair, insnare, 326. like the morn, 246. whitening lip and fading, 636.
Page 49 v. Trans-pozse, to change places a. Trans-verse, across v. Tre-pan, to insnare
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This was Tom's plan to insnare me, and during this time he was in the cellar, preparing the dungeon for my reception.