English version

ensnare

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishensnareen‧snare /ɪnˈsneə $ -ˈsner/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 formalTRICK/DECEIVE to trap someone in an unpleasant or illegal situation, from which they cannot escapeensnare in 🔊 Young girls were ensnared in prostitution rings.2 to catch an animal in a trap→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ensnareAphrodite using her power chiefly to ensnare and betray.And there was nothing in his present circumstances likely to ensnare him in sensuality.Benson, who was ensnared in the investment scandal, received a short prison term.Park rangers found three deer that had become ensnared in traps.
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Verb table
ensnare
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyensnare
he, she, itensnares
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyensnared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ensnared
he, she, ithas ensnared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ensnared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ensnare
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ensnared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ensnaring
he, she, itis ensnaring
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you, we, theyare ensnaring
Past
I, he, she, itwas ensnaring
you, we, theywere ensnaring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ensnaring
he, she, ithas been ensnaring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ensnaring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ensnaring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ensnaring
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