ensnare ensnare  /ɪns ˈnɛr/


  1. (v) take or catch as if in a snare or trap
  2. (v) catch in or as if in a trap



  1. Pierce, head of the white supremacist National Alliance, has been a pioneer in developing multi-media hooks to ensnare young people in his hate brigades.
  2. By now every modern officeworker--from the mail-room clerk to the CEO--knows that the gadgets designed to lighten our loads also ensnare us.
  3. The Taliban warns of savage combat in Mazar that could ensnare American special forces.


  • Do You Have the Energy to Survive This Skittish Market?

    With the market bouncing about like a cork in a storm, and all manner of traps waiting to ensnare it, you'd be well-advised to revisit the energy portion of your portfolio.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. Mr. Murayama said in part, "Japan, following a mistaken national policy, advanced along the road to war, only to ensnare the Japanese people in a fateful crisis, and through its colonial rule and aggression, caused tremendous damage and suffering to...
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Junichiro Koizumi Source: The Japan Times

  2. "What once was a campaign promise has become a trap that will ensnare either students or taxpayers," McKeon said.
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Buck McKeon Source: FOXNews

  3. "There's not enough coordination between state regulators to prevent unscrupulous mortgage originators from continuing to ensnare unsuspecting people in sub-prime predatory loans," said Martinez, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and a...
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Mel Martinez Source: Bizjournals.com

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