Word forms: ensnares
1. verb If you ensnare someone, you gain power over them, especially by using dishonest or deceitful methods. [V n] ⇒ Feminism is simply another device to ensnare women. [V-ed + in] ⇒ We find ourselves ensnared in employment acts which do not help resolve industrial disputes. 2. verb
If an animal is ensnared, it is caught in a trap. [be V-ed + on/in] ⇒ The spider must wait for prey to be ensnared on its web.
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