To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
Her voice, so soft it skimmed his skin, threatened to ensnare him.
Though his blood didn't ensnare her as Damian's did, it tasted familiar.
An attempt was made to ensnare certain of the beys, who were encamped north of Cairo.
In his belief that he could ensnare the courts of London and St Petersburg into separate and proportionately disadvantageous treaties, he overreached himself.
In defiance of promises to the British government, orders were transmitted from Constantinople to Husain Pasha, the Turkish high admiral, to ensnare and put to death the principal beys.