en·​mesh | \ in-ˈmesh How to pronounce enmesh (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly \ i(m)-​ˈmesh How to pronounce enmesh (audio) \
enmeshed also immeshed; enmeshing also immeshing; enmeshes also immeshes

Definition of enmesh

transitive verb

: to catch or entangle in or as if in meshes deeply enmeshed in the plot

Other Words from enmesh

enmeshment \ i(m)-​ˈmesh-​mənt How to pronounce enmesh (audio) \ noun

Examples of enmesh in a Sentence

soon after Eli Whitney had invented it, others copied his cotton gin, and he spent the rest of his life enmeshed in lawsuits trying to protect his invention
Recent Examples on the Web The solution is not to further enmesh health care in politics, but to disentangle it from partisan ideologies. Haider J. Warraich, STAT, 8 June 2022 If some senators, such as Cruz and Josh Hawley, seemed especially eager to enmesh themselves in conspiracy theories (the concept that the Democratic Party is one big child-trafficking ring is a QAnon tenet), the attacks were a group effort. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 9 Apr. 2022 Chinese leaders may be content to offer rhetorical support for Moscow and may not want to further enmesh themselves with Mr. Putin by providing military support for the war, those U.S. officials say. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2022 For more than 50 years, Bonn and later Berlin had taken a pacific approach: Don’t rile the Russians; enmesh them in trade and diplomacy. Josef Joffe, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 Its biological imperative is to enmesh itself into a suitable host, reproduce, and disperse, then begin the process anew. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 28 June 2021 The country’s impending departure from the bloc could also enmesh regulators in a legal mess if an EU court were to hear challenges over a jurisdiction where the EU would no longer hold sway. Aoife White, Bloomberg.com, 19 Nov. 2020 The proximity of the company’s inner circle to power would enmesh Simulmatics in Vietnam a few years later. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, 8 Sep. 2020 The party is enmeshed in a blame game for the defeat, with some members accusing the socialist Corbyn of veering too far to the left and making lavish spending promises that voters regarded as unrealistic. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of enmesh

1604, in the meaning defined above

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“Enmesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enmesh. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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