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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ensnare, entrap, frame, set up(verb)

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

    tack together, put together, draw up, prepare, put, piece, tack, fix, establish, put in, gear up, put up, found, trammel, frame, entrap, trap, cast, arrange, frame in, redact, border, snare, instal, order, erect, raise, couch, lay out, launch, pitch, ready, set up, effect, frame up, effectuate, install, rear, assemble, compose, set, rig

  2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel(verb)

    catch in or as if in a trap

    "The men trap foxes"

    restrict, pin, trammel, snare, restrain, frame, set up, bound, hook, throttle, immobilize, entrap, immobilise, confine, trap, limit, pin down

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ensnare

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ensnare(v. a.)

    [Written also Insnare.] entrap, catch

  2. ensnare(v. a.)

    inveigle, allure, seduce

  3. ensnare(v. a.)

    entangle, embarrass, confound, perplex, bewilder, pose, nonplus, stagger, mystify

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    trap, scavenge

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