Definition of Ensnarl

1. Verb. Entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh.

Exact synonyms: Enmesh, Mesh
Generic synonyms: Entangle, Mat, Snarl, Tangle
Derivative terms: Mesh



Definition of Ensnarl

1. v. t. To entangle.

Definition of Ensnarl

1. Verb. To entangle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ensnarl

1. to tangle [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: tangle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensnarl

enslaves
enslaving
ensmallen
ensmallened
ensmallening
ensmallens
ensnare
ensnared
ensnarement
ensnarer
ensnarers
ensnares
ensnarest
ensnareth
ensnaring
ensnarl (current term)
ensnarled
ensnarling
ensnarls
ensober
ensobered
ensobering
ensobers
ensonify
ensorcel
ensorceled
ensorceling
ensorcell
ensorcelled
ensorcelling

Literary usage of Ensnarl

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1. The English Novel: Being a Short Sketch of Its History from the Earliest by Walter Alexander Raleigh (1904)
"In the mould of thy brain shall they clasp their mouths, and, gnawing through every part of thy skull, ensnarl their teeth amongst thy brains as an eagle ..."

2. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"ensigns, insignia, marks of honour. Bacon. Essay 29, ยง 12. ensnarl, to entangle. Spenser, FQ v. 9. 9. A north Yorks. word (EDO.). ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1895)
"... balance of power among themselves, are intriguing for advantage and pulling diplomatic strings which continually complicate and ensnarl the situation. ..."

4. The Musical World (1855)
"... who has to translate the poetry of the words and at the same time enhance its beauty, can ensnarl and break the thread of his happiest conceptions. ..."

5. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"ensnarl, v. to entangle. See S nock-snarls. Entry, the space within the street-door. A narrow passage to a court-yard. Ept, adj. apt; adapted. ..."

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