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Definition of ensnare verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    ensnare somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ensnare
    he / she / it ensnares
    past simple ensnared
    -ing form ensnaring
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  1. 1to make someone or something unable to escape from a difficult situation or from a person who wants to control them synonym trap
  2. 2 young homeless people who become ensnared in a life of crime She refused to let him ensnare her with his charm. He became ensnared in the complexities of the legal system.
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