• (RP) IPA: /ɛnˈsnɛə/, /ɪn-/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɛnˈsnɛ(ə)ɹ/, /ɪn-/

ensnare (ensnares, present participle ensnaring; 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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