Synonyms for ensconce
- curl up
- snuggle up
Antonyms for ensconce
- lay bare
- take out
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENSCONCE
Let us ensconce ourselves in the vestibule of the sanctuary; he will be here anon.
But with apparent obedience she went out—only, however, to ensconce herself immediately behind the door.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too well-filled den.
Amazingly, incredibly to him, this grown woman appeared about to ensconce herself.
It struck him at once that it would be a good plan to climb into this, and ensconce himself among the branches.
It was but the work of a moment to ensconce herself behind its voluminous folds.
Before dawn broke, the first-comers had been able to ensconce themselves under a bank until other boats came up.
At the first sign of dawn the next morning they necessarily issue forth, but ensconce themselves in hiding until broad daylight.
In her determination to ensconce the family type comfortably she is as careless of the single life as nature itself.
He had been driven to ensconce the nest in a corner of his already too-well-filled den.
1580s, "to cover with a fort," from en- (1) "make, put in" + sconce "small fortification, shelter," perhaps via French, probably from Dutch schans "earthwork" (cf. Middle High German schanze "bundle of sticks"), of uncertain origin. Related: Ensconced.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENSCONCE
- board up
- bush up
- cover up
- do on the sly
- put on
- set on