(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To twist together so that separation is difficult: entangle, foul, snarl2, tangle. See ORDER. 2. To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping: catch, enmesh, ensnare, entrap, snare, tangle, trammel, trap, web. See FREE.

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  • Ensnarl — En*snarl , v. t. To entangle. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ensnarl — [en snärl′, insnärl′] vt. to draw into a snarl or tangle …   English World dictionary

  • ensnarl — transitive verb Date: 15th century to involve in a snarl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ensnarl — /en snahrl /, v.t. to entangle in or as in a snarl. [1585 95; EN1 + SNARL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ensnarl — verb To entangle …   Wiktionary

  • ensnarl — Synonyms and related words: allure, bait the hook, birdlime, burden, catch, catch out, cramp, cripple, cumber, decoy, embarrass, embrangle, encumber, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, enweb, fetter, gin, hamper,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ensnarl — en·snarl …   English syllables

  • ensnarl — en•snarl [[t]ɛnˈsnɑrl[/t]] v. t. cvb to entangle in or as if in a snarl • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • ensnarl — verb entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh • Syn: ↑enmesh, ↑mesh • Derivationally related forms: ↑mesh (for: ↑mesh) • Hypernyms: ↑entangle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ensnare — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. [en]trap, catch, net, bag; entangle, ensnarl, entoil (archaic); bait, decoy; seduce, entice. See deception. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. entrap, trap, snare, capture; see catch 1 , 2 , entangle . III… …   English dictionary for students

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