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
In thick fog and heavy swells, the USS Revenge became ensnared in a reef off Watch Hill in Westerly in 1811.
Unsurprisingly, that seems to have ensnared him in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Hundreds of subway riders ensnared by the disruption responded to a request by The New York Times to share their tales of woe.
Plenty of new shows may try to ensnare you this summer, but several returning series — some in their farewell seasons — also want to pull you back in.
The potential payoff, if your company can successfully ensnare the bulk of internet users, is astronomical.
For seven years, the FBI was engaged in a scavenger hunt of its own, one that the Collar Bomber seemed to have planned as intricately as the one that had ensnared Wells.
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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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