[ UK /ɛnsnˈe‍ə/ ]
[ US /ɪnsˈnɛɹ/ ]
  1. catch in or as if in a trap
    The men trap foxes
  2. take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    The innocent man was framed by the police
    I was set up!
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How To Use ensnare In A Sentence

  • To be liberated we must retreat from our retreat back into the main society, no longer blind to the coils that seek to ensnare us. THE BOOK OF THE DIE
  • Bassist Stephen Hanley takes it to the bridge, guitarist Craig Scanlon paints the lines in the toll lane with shards of noise, and Smith stands in the middle of the road hollering at passersby, replacing Brown's deep-gut "hunh" with a nasal "ah" - a rhythmic device that allows him to ensnare any word in his metered grasp. The Fall
  • NEFA Foundation: Jihad Website Financing 101 has obtained and translated a new post from online jihadi discussion forums about how to finance jihad-related websites without being "ensnared" in a trap by law enforcement Counterterrorism Blog
  • She really doesn't like me at all, thinks that by being Nigel's mistress I was going to somehow ensnare her husband. TICKLED PINK
  • Daily life and work is becoming ensnared in the undercurrents of mucky politics that pervades almost every aspect of work life.
  • Local producers obviously haven't yet caught on to branding their wares to ensnare the wandering green pound.
  • What "ensnared" Israel was not a no-fault "cycle of attacks and retribution" but the Arabs 'escalation of terrorism. CAMERA Snapshots
  • They wanted to make a formal complaint about their doctor, but ended up ensnared in the complexities of the legal system.
  • A nun was ensnared in a trap set by secret agents who tortured her.
  • So far we've received five e-mails over at TPM: Three messages targeting freshman incumbents Michael Arcuri, Kirsten Gillibrand and John Hall, plus two against challengers Dan Maffei and Eric Massa, all of whom the NRCC says are now "ensnared" in Spitzer's scandal. print share NY-GOV
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