enmesh


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en·mesh

 (ĕn-mĕsh′)
tr.v. en·meshed, en·mesh·ing, en·mesh·es
To entangle or catch in or as if in a mesh. See Synonyms at catch.

en·mesh′ment n.

enmesh

(ɪnˈmɛʃ) or

inmesh

;

immesh

vb
(tr) to catch or involve in or as if in a net or snare; entangle
enˈmeshment n

en•mesh

(ɛnˈmɛʃ)

v.t.
to catch in or as if in a net; entangle.
[1595–1605]
en•mesh′ment, n.

enmesh


Past participle: enmeshed
Gerund: enmeshing

Imperative
enmesh
enmesh
Present
I enmesh
you enmesh
he/she/it enmeshes
we enmesh
you enmesh
they enmesh
Preterite
I enmeshed
you enmeshed
he/she/it enmeshed
we enmeshed
you enmeshed
they enmeshed
Present Continuous
I am enmeshing
you are enmeshing
he/she/it is enmeshing
we are enmeshing
you are enmeshing
they are enmeshing
Present Perfect
I have enmeshed
you have enmeshed
he/she/it has enmeshed
we have enmeshed
you have enmeshed
they have enmeshed
Past Continuous
I was enmeshing
you were enmeshing
he/she/it was enmeshing
we were enmeshing
you were enmeshing
they were enmeshing
Past Perfect
I had enmeshed
you had enmeshed
he/she/it had enmeshed
we had enmeshed
you had enmeshed
they had enmeshed
Future
I will enmesh
you will enmesh
he/she/it will enmesh
we will enmesh
you will enmesh
they will enmesh
Future Perfect
I will have enmeshed
you will have enmeshed
he/she/it will have enmeshed
we will have enmeshed
you will have enmeshed
they will have enmeshed
Future Continuous
I will be enmeshing
you will be enmeshing
he/she/it will be enmeshing
we will be enmeshing
you will be enmeshing
they will be enmeshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enmeshing
you have been enmeshing
he/she/it has been enmeshing
we have been enmeshing
you have been enmeshing
they have been enmeshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enmeshing
you will have been enmeshing
he/she/it will have been enmeshing
we will have been enmeshing
you will have been enmeshing
they will have been enmeshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enmeshing
you had been enmeshing
he/she/it had been enmeshing
we had been enmeshing
you had been enmeshing
they had been enmeshing
Conditional
I would enmesh
you would enmesh
he/she/it would enmesh
we would enmesh
you would enmesh
they would enmesh
Past Conditional
I would have enmeshed
you would have enmeshed
he/she/it would have enmeshed
we would have enmeshed
you would have enmeshed
they would have enmeshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enmesh - entangle or catch in (or as if in) a meshenmesh - entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
mat, entangle, snarl, tangle - twist together or entwine into a confusing mass; "The child entangled the cord"

enmesh

verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
Translations

enmesh

[ɪnˈmeʃ] VT (lit) → coger en una red
to get enmeshed inenredarse en

enmesh

vt (lit)in einem Netz fangen; (fig)verstricken; to get enmeshed in somethingin etw (acc)verstrickt werden

enmesh

[ɪnˈmɛʃ] vtimpigliare
to become or be enmeshed in → rimanere impigliato/a in (fig) → rimanere coinvolto/a in
References in classic literature ?
He had left home only to escape the intricate tangle of life's demands that enmeshed him, and which in his present condition he was unable to unravel.
I have seen men enmeshed by a corset cover no prettier, no daintier, than these of yours I have seen on the line.
Wilson began to study Luigi's palm, tracing life lines, heart lines, head lines, and so on, and noting carefully their relations with the cobweb of finer and more delicate marks and lines that enmeshed them on all sides; he felt of the fleshy cushion at the base of the thumb and noted its shape; he felt of the fleshy side of the hand between the wrist and the base of the little finger and noted its shape also; he painstakingly examined the fingers, observing their form, proportions, and natural manner of disposing themselves when in repose.
Well then let me tell them that if these nets, instead of being green cord, were made of the hardest diamonds, or stronger than that wherewith the jealous god of blacksmiths enmeshed Venus and Mars, I would break them as easily as if they were made of rushes or cotton threads." But just as he was about to press forward and break through all, suddenly from among some trees two shepherdesses of surpassing beauty presented themselves to his sight- or at least damsels dressed like shepherdesses, save that their jerkins and sayas were of fine brocade; that is to say, the sayas were rich farthingales of gold embroidered tabby.
It seemed to him that she was getting more and more enmeshed in them, and capable of shorter and less frequent flights into the outer world, and yet she was only thirty-three.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Kazakhstan continued to engage regional, thematic, and global organisations to enmesh itself into the international system.
But enmesh her in the lapid water, angle her by the stem so that the
And the investigation could enmesh his sister Judith, an ambulance driver near the front at Passchendaele.
Whether or not Artforum chooses to enmesh itself in the politics of the situation, a eulogy is in order.
As a space socially determined by a selected set of diverse individuals, the installation could be what Fredric Jameson asks for in Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism when he proposes the need for "an aesthetic of cognitive mapping," defined as the mapping of the totality of systems that enmesh the individual, giving the individual a heightened sense of place within the structure of a global society.
Models, projections, sounding boards must be continuously regenerated in order for the spectator to "envision" what inroads can be made into plasticity, to begin to chart where metaphors and geometric might enmesh. Abstraction reemerges from other cores and drives in order to be continually reimagined.I can only of Mondrian's statement: "I don't want pictures, I just want to find things out."
"If they're maintaining separate business structures and infrastructure, it's much easier to have a divestiture in that circumstance than in where they're completely enmeshed and all the eggs are scrambled," Simons told the FT.