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1 something that catches and holds
  • he was caught in the web of branches
  • she was trapped by her own web of lies

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2 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise
  • an ingenious web that was spun by undercover agents going after drug dealers

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The first known use of web was before the 12th century

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“Web.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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