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adjective as in captive

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If a sundew ensnares something inedible, it promptly releases the non-nutritious offender from its grasp.

Other companies have been ensnared in similar controversies.

And, even if that could be papered over, McDonnell was ensnared in an ongoing ethics scandal that kept him off the campaign trail.

Appealing the order could have ensnared the company in an interminable appeals process, keeping its buses off the road for years.

Reinhart & Rogoff were not gripped by the pseudo-science-economics that has ensnared so many on the right.

Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam have emerged as key players in the saga that ensnared two top American generals.

Hence if the reader is to be ensnared into absorbing something useful, it must be hidden somehow among the flowers.

Logs once ensnared in this backwater could be taken out only at the cost of much time and labour.

Having ensnared these wretches, they sent word to the Thugs, and got paid for the commission in proportion to the total profit.

So that business was let fall; for the Judge saw clearly enough that instead of ensnaring me, Major Ceely had ensnared himself.

Then Simon Broadstreet, finding himself and his company ensnared by their own words, asked if we came to catch them.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ensnared, such as: caged, enslaved, imprisoned, incommunicado, bound, and confined.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.