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English definition of “ensnare”

ensnare

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈsneər/ us    /-ˈsner/ literary
to catch or get control of something or someone: Spiders ensnare flies and other insects in their webs. They wanted to make a formal complaint about their doctor, but ended up ensnared in the complexities of the legal system.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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