Enmesh En*mesh", v. t. [Pref. en- + mesh. Cf. {Inmesh}.] To catch or entangle in, or as in, meshes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

My doubts enmesh me if I try. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • enmesh — index bait (lure), betray (lead astray), engage (involve), ensnare, entrap, implicate …   Law dictionary

  • enmesh — c.1600, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + MESH (Cf. mesh). Related: Enmeshed …   Etymology dictionary

  • enmesh — *entangle, involve Analogous words: ensnare, entrap, snare, trap, capture, *catch: *hamper, clog, hog tie, fetter Contrasted words: *extricate, disentangle, untangle, disembarrass: disengage, *detach …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enmesh — [v] involve in a situation box in, catch, drag into*, draw in, embroil, ensnare, entangle, entrap, hook, implicate, incriminate, lay a trap for*, lay for*, make party to*, net, snare, snarl, tangle, trammel, trap; concepts 59,112 Ant. exclude,… …   New thesaurus

  • enmesh — ► VERB (usu. be enmeshed in) ▪ entangle. DERIVATIVES enmeshment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enmesh — [en mesh′, inmesh] vt. to catch in or as in the meshes of a net; entangle …   English World dictionary

  • enmesh — also immesh transitive verb Date: 1604 to catch or entangle in or as if in meshes < deeply enmeshed in the plot > • enmeshment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enmesh — to catch, entrap or entangle fish in the mesh of a net …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • enmesh — enmeshment, n. /en mesh /, v.t. to catch, as in a net; entangle: He was enmeshed by financial difficulties. Also, immesh, inmesh. [1595 1605; EN 1 + MESH] * * * …   Universalium

  • enmesh — verb a) To mesh; to tangle or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated, particularly in a mesh or net like manner. b) To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult See Also …   Wiktionary

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