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tr.v. en·sconced, en·sconc·ing, en·sconc·es
1. To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably: She ensconced herself in an armchair.
2. To place or conceal in a secure place.
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vb (tr; often passive)
1. to establish or settle firmly or comfortably: ensconced in a chair.
2. to place in safety; hide
[C16: see en-1, sconce2]
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v.t. -sconced, -sconc•ing.
1. to settle securely or snugly: The kitten was ensconced in an armchair.
2. to cover or shelter; hide securely.
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Past participle: ensconced
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|Verb||1.||ensconce - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"|
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verb settle, establish, install, lodge, nestle, entrench, curl up, snuggle up They ensconced themselves on the couch.
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ensconce[ɪnˈskɒns] VT to ensconce o.s → instalarse cómodamente, acomodarse
to be ensconced in → estar cómodamente instalado en
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