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Related to ensnared: smoothen, enveloped

en·snare

(ĕn-snâr′) also in·snare (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·snared, en·snar·ing, en·snares also in·snared or in·snar·ing or in·snares
To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap. See Synonyms at catch.

en·snare′ment n.
en·snar′er n.

ensnare

(ɪnˈsnɛə) or

insnare

vb (tr)
1. to catch or trap in a snare
2. to trap or gain power over (someone) by dishonest or underhand means
enˈsnarement n
enˈsnarer n

en•snare

(ɛnˈsnɛər)

v.t. -snared, -snar•ing.
to capture in, or involve as if in, a snare: ensnared by lies.
[1585–95]
en•snare′ment, n.

ensnare


Past participle: ensnared
Gerund: ensnaring

Imperative
ensnare
ensnare
Present
I ensnare
you ensnare
he/she/it ensnares
we ensnare
you ensnare
they ensnare
Preterite
I ensnared
you ensnared
he/she/it ensnared
we ensnared
you ensnared
they ensnared
Present Continuous
I am ensnaring
you are ensnaring
he/she/it is ensnaring
we are ensnaring
you are ensnaring
they are ensnaring
Present Perfect
I have ensnared
you have ensnared
he/she/it has ensnared
we have ensnared
you have ensnared
they have ensnared
Past Continuous
I was ensnaring
you were ensnaring
he/she/it was ensnaring
we were ensnaring
you were ensnaring
they were ensnaring
Past Perfect
I had ensnared
you had ensnared
he/she/it had ensnared
we had ensnared
you had ensnared
they had ensnared
Future
I will ensnare
you will ensnare
he/she/it will ensnare
we will ensnare
you will ensnare
they will ensnare
Future Perfect
I will have ensnared
you will have ensnared
he/she/it will have ensnared
we will have ensnared
you will have ensnared
they will have ensnared
Future Continuous
I will be ensnaring
you will be ensnaring
he/she/it will be ensnaring
we will be ensnaring
you will be ensnaring
they will be ensnaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ensnaring
you have been ensnaring
he/she/it has been ensnaring
we have been ensnaring
you have been ensnaring
they have been ensnaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ensnaring
you will have been ensnaring
he/she/it will have been ensnaring
we will have been ensnaring
you will have been ensnaring
they will have been ensnaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ensnaring
you had been ensnaring
he/she/it had been ensnaring
we had been ensnaring
you had been ensnaring
they had been ensnaring
Conditional
I would ensnare
you would ensnare
he/she/it would ensnare
we would ensnare
you would ensnare
they would ensnare
Past Conditional
I would have ensnared
you would have ensnared
he/she/it would have ensnared
we would have ensnared
you would have ensnared
they would have ensnared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ensnare - take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.ensnare - catch in or as if in a trapensnare - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"

ensnare

verb trap, catch, capture, seize, snarl, embroil, net, snare, entangle, entrap, enmesh The spider must wait for the prey to be ensnared in its web.

ensnare

verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
Translations
يوقِعُ في شَرْك
fangelokke i fælde
veiîa
suvilioti
ievilinātnoķert slazdā
dostať do osídiel
tuzağa düşürmek

ensnare

[ɪnˈsnɛəʳ] VT (lit, fig) → atrapar, coger en una trampa

ensnare

[ɪnˈsnɛər] vt
(fig) (= entrap) → prendre au piège
(lit) [+ animal] → prendre au piège

ensnare

vt (lit)fangen; (fig, woman) → umgarnen; (charms)berücken, bestricken; his leg became ensnared in the ropessein Bein verfing sich in den Seilen

ensnare

[ɪnˈsnɛəʳ] vtprendere in trappola (fig) → intrappolare

ensnare

(inˈsneə) verb
to trap. He was ensnared by her beauty.
References in classic literature ?
The ball at Ashby Park takes place on Tuesday, you know; and mamma thinks it very likely that Sir Thomas will propose to me then: such things are often done in the privacy of the ball-room, when gentlemen are most easily ensnared, and ladies most enchanting.
I cannot imagine what he sees in me to care for, though he is evidently ensnared by my charms.
Take up the spear and shield and arise to help us; confound and put to shame those who have devised evil against us, may they be before the faces of Thy faithful warriors as dust before the wind, and may Thy mighty Angel confound them and put them to flight; may they be ensnared when they know it not, and may the plots they have laid in secret be turned against them; let them fall before Thy servants' feet and be laid low by our hosts
He hunted with them as in days gone by, and when they found that his superior reason guided him to the best food sources, and that his cunning rope ensnared toothsome game that they seldom if ever tasted, they came again to look up to him as they had in the past after he had become their king.
Or, to hit the case still more nearly, he felt the same compunction with a bawd, when some poor innocent, whom she hath ensnared into her hands, falls into fits at the first proposal of what is called seeing company.
And he possessed all manner of gifts which cannot he told, and these then ensnared him through the devising of Athene.
As the US has been at daggers' drawn with Iran, China, Russia and North Korea, Pakistan could soon find itself ensnared in a very difficult situation.
Ensnared provides a fulfilling ending to the Splintered trilogy.
Chinese official jailed over bribes A FORMER deputy head of the agency that steers China's state-dominated economy has been sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes, adding to a growing toll of prominent figures ensnared in a spreading anticorruption crackdown.
He has skirted around pretty much every issue en route to the title, refusing to become ensnared in any managerial spats.
Cinematically speaking, this high-concept, low-budget sci-fi mind-bender falls into the same category as Shane Carruth's shoestring marvel "Primer," relying on creative ingenuity rather than elaborate effects to keep geek auds ensnared by its multi-layered mystery.
Contract notice: Custody for the period of three years, the service of hospitalization, custody and maintenance of stray dogs ensnared the entire territory of the town of casoria (na).