enmeshed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

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.

enmeshed

(ɪnˈmɛʃt)
adj
unable to resolve a problem or escape from a bad situation: enmeshed in a debate over the wording of the resolution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enmeshed - caught as if in a mesh; "enmeshed in financial difficulties"
tangled - in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"

enmeshed

adjective entangled, involved, caught, netted, trapped, tangled, implicated, snarled, embroiled, snared, incriminated, ensnared, trammelled He was enmeshed in a complex web of personal problems.
Translations

enmeshed

[ɪnˈmɛʃt] adj (= involved) to be enmeshed in sth [person, government] [+ situation, dispute] → être empêtré(e) dans qch
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.
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.
The five levels of cohesion are: disengaged, somewhat connected, connected, very connected and enmeshed families.
NEW YORK Thu Jan 9, 2014 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a possible Republican White House contender enmeshed in a scandal over his staff plotting intentional traffic jams at a busy bridge in a political vendetta, planned to meet with reporters on Thursday, his office said.
It has many links with Beauty and the Beast but it is also provides innovative elements of fantasy, mystery, magic and adventure as it tells the story of Natasha who unwittingly finds herself enmeshed in a web of fear and revenge.
The crow was enmeshed between two short branches on the top of a tree about three days ago and was alive.
These days Geils is more enmeshed in the blues and jazz side of popular music, but he's still an icon and a musical force to be reckoned with.
The research team identified three distinct family profiles-one happy, termed cohesive, and two unhappy, termed disengaged and enmeshed.
Enmeshed people get satisfaction only when those upon whom they depend appear happy; the former spend their energy and emotion in hapless pursuit of the latter's approval or submission.