- 1to make someone or something unable to escape from a difficult situation or from a person who wants to control them synonym trap
- 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.
NAmE//ɪnˈsnɛr//ensnare somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ensnare
he / she / it ensnares
past simple ensnared
-ing form ensnaring