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
The asphalt on Main Street melted, ensnaring women’s heeled shoes.
Howlett was featured in a video by the International Fund for Animal Welfare that explained how rescuers use hooked knives at the end of long poles to rescue whales ensnared in fishing ropes.
Some rape cases have resulted in convictions, but others -- such as a University of Virginia rape chronicled by Rolling Stone and another that ensnared the Duke University lacrosse team -- fell apart under scrutiny.
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 county's statewide reputation lags behind those of its more affluent neighbors, and other local officials were recently ensnared in a bribery and corruption scandal involving the liquor board.
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.
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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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