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English verb: ensnare

1. ensnare (social) take or catch as if in a snare or trap

SamplesI was set up!.
The innocent man was framed by the police.

ExamplesThey want to ensnare the prisoners

Synonymsentrap, frame, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

2. ensnare (contact) catch in or as if in a trap

SamplesThe men trap foxes.

Synonymsentrap, snare, trammel, trap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)capture, catch

Narrower (hyponym)gin

Domain categoryhunt, hunting

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