Definition of ensnarement in US English:



  • See ensnare

    • ‘The loop was closed with gentle pressure to assure ensnarement.’
    • ‘Post-war, in the wake of the decline of British economic power and its change of direction towards the Common Market, Australia turned towards what has been described as an ensnarement of the United States.’
    • ‘The extra efforts on his tired sinews were needed to pull his body from the ensnarement of the deep snow; the fear of frozen death added to his strength and the need to carry on.’
    • ‘I realise that it is no release of desire, but merely the ensnarement of it within an illusion.’
    • ‘But such an avidity is certainly directed away from the self, to the concerns, foibles, ensnarements, and adventures presented from the outside.’