ensnarl

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Etymology[edit]

From en- +‎ snarl.

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ensnarl (third-person singular simple present ensnarls, present participle ensnarling, simple past and past participle ensnarled)

  1. To entangle; to trap.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.9:
      They in awayt would closely him ensnarle, / Ere to his den he backward could recoyle, / And so would hope him easily to foyle.

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