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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

ensnare

verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ensnare

[ɪnˈsnɛər] vt
(fig) (= entrap) → prendre au piège
(lit) [+ animal] → prendre au piège
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ensnare

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

[ɪnˈsnɛəʳ] vtprendere in trappola (fig) → intrappolare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ensnare

(inˈsneə) verb
to trap. He was ensnared by her beauty.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
The earl's complaint that his reputation was distorted by "the false glass of others' information"(42) certainly resonates with Richard II's concern with the ensnarements of treason for public figures and the politically charged dynamics by which reputations are divested of, as well as invested with, integrity.
(67.) Lines 369-70 loose the traps / of hell ] break open the doors to hell; undo the snares of hell (containing perhaps a suggestion that Christ provides a release from sinful ensnarements, including the poet's past attachment to the stage--a symbolic bursting of the trapdoors to the understage, called "hell" [QED, "trapdoor"; "trap," sb,(1) aa, "hell," sb.