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ensconce

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verb en·sconce \in-ˈskän(t)s\

Simple Definition of ensconce

  • : to firmly place or hide (someone or something)

Full Definition of ensconce

en·sconceden·sconc·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  shelter, conceal <ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms — Mark Twain>

  3. 2 :  establish, settle <ensconced in a new job>

Examples of ensconce

  1. The sculpture is safely ensconced behind glass.

  2. He ensconced himself in front of the television.



Origin of ensconce

en- + 2sconce


First Known Use: 1594



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