Insnaring
Insnare In*snare", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insnared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insnaring}.] [Written also ensnare.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means. ``Insnare a gudgeon.'' --Fenton. [1913 Webster]

2. To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle. [1913 Webster]

The insnaring charms Of love's soft queen. --Glover. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • insnaring — en·snare || ɪn sneÉ™ v. catch in a trap, lure, snare, net, entangle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Insnare — In*snare , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insnared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insnaring}.] [Written also ensnare.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means. Insnare a gudgeon. Fenton. [1913 Webster] 2. To take by wiles,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Insnared — Insnare In*snare , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insnared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Insnaring}.] [Written also ensnare.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means. Insnare a gudgeon. Fenton. [1913 Webster] 2. To take by wiles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illaqueation — Il*la que*a tion, n. 1. The act of catching or insnaring. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. A snare; a trap. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitfalling — Pit fall ing, a. Entrapping; insnaring. [R.] Full of . . . contradiction and pitfalling dispenses. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wile — Wile, n. [OE. wile, AS. w[=i]l; cf. Icel. v?l, v[ae]l. Cf. {Guile}.] A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement. [1913 Webster] Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insnare — insnarement, n. insnarer, n. /in snair /, v.t., insnared, insnaring. ensnare. * * * …   Universalium

  • insnare — /ɪnˈsnɛə/ (say in snair) verb (t) (insnared, insnaring) → ensnare …   Australian English dictionary

  • insnare — [in sner′] vt. insnared, insnaring var. of ENSNARE …   English World dictionary

  • insnare — ə̇n+ archaic variant of ensnare * * * insnarement, n. insnarer, n. /in snair /, v.t., insnared, insnaring. ensnare. * * * insnare same as ↑ensnare * * * † insnare, insnarl obs. ff. ensnare …   Useful english dictionary

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