enmesh

verb en·mesh \ in-ˈmesh , en- \
variants: or less commonly play \i(m)-ˈmesh\
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of enmesh

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

enmeshment

play \i(m)-ˈmesh-mənt\ noun

Examples of enmesh in a Sentence

  1. 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

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First Known Use of enmesh

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ENMESH Defined for English Language Learners

enmesh

verb

Definition of enmesh for English Language Learners

  • : to wrap or tangle (someone or something) in a net



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