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ensnare

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English

Etymology

From en- + snare.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ensnare

Third person singular
ensnares

Simple past
ensnared

Past participle
-

Present participle
ensnaring

to ensnare (third-person singular simple present ensnares, present participle ensnaring, simple past and past participle ensnared)
  1. To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap.
    • 2005: Plato, Sophist, Translation by Lesley Brown, 250d-e,
      When we were asked to what one should apply the name “what is not”, we were ensnared in total paradox. Remember?
  2. To entangle; to enmesh.

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