ensnare - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ɪnˈsneə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyensnare
he/she/itensnares
present participleensnaring
past tenseensnared
past participleensnared
  1. 1
    if a bad situation ensnares someone, they are unable to escape from it
  2. 2
    to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them