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[en-snair] /ɛnˈsnɛər/

verb (used with object), ensnared, ensnaring.
to capture in, or involve as in, a :
to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds.
verb (transitive)
to catch or trap in a snare
to trap or gain power over someone by dishonest or underhand means

1570s, from en- (1) “make, put in” + snare (n.). Related: Ensnared; ensnaring.


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