Definition of ensnare
: to take in or as if in a snare
Examples of ensnare in a Sentence
The animals got ensnared in the net.
The police successfully ensnared the burglar.
Recent Examples of ensnare from the Web
Track and field and cycling, also ensnared in the scandal but more hardened by past entanglements, have been less haughty, a caution borne out by subsequent incidents.
The tragic spectacle now ensnares a theater critic while underscoring tricky issues of cultural and media diversity.
The federal cases that ensnared the Indianapolis men resulted in charges against more than a dozen others across the U.S. Many court documents in those cases remain sealed.
The first three Spider-Man from the early 2000s, which set a high bar for the many superhero movies that followed, ensnared new fans in Spidey's web.
Trump took office amid much more intense political polarization, and an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election – a probe that quickly ensnared current and past advisers, and now himself.
A Weston doctor ensnared in a wide-ranging federal investigation of corrupt South Florida sober homes was sentenced to a decade in federal prison Tuesday, records show.
But many of the other recommendations are meant to help eliminate rules that impact small and regional banks, which Treasury officials believe are ensnared by regulations designed for the country's largest lenders.
The vaquita, the world’s smallest cetacean, becomes ensnared in the totoaba nets and drowns.
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ENSNARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ensnare for English Language Learners
: to catch (an animal or person) in a trap or in a place from which there is no escape
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