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ensconce

English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ensconce

Third person singular
ensconces

Simple past
ensconced

Past participle
ensconced

Present participle
ensconcing

to ensconce (third-person singular simple present ensconces, present participle ensconcing, simple past and past participle ensconced)
  1. (transitive) To place in a secure environment
    • 1876, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch IX,
      They found the sharp new heap they were seeking, and ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms that grew in a bunch within a few feet of the grave.
  2. (intransitive) To settle comfortably

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