From en- + snare.
ensnare (third-person singular simple present ensnares, present participle ensnaring, simple past and past participle ensnared)
- To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap.
- 2005: Plato, Sophist, Translation by Lesley Brown, 250d-e,
- When we were asked to what one should apply the name “what is not”, we were ensnared in total paradox. Remember?
- To entangle; to enmesh.
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion:
- But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.
To snare, to catch through a snare or trap