variants also immesh
as in to entrap
to catch or hold as if in a net 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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“Enmesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enmesh. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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