enmesh

To enmesh is to tangle or trap, the way a sea turtle might enmesh itself in a huge fishing net, or you might find yourself enmeshed in a long conversation with your talkative neighbor.

You'll most often find the verb enmesh hidden within the phrase "be enmeshed in." Your kitten may get enmeshed in the snarl of yarn she's playing with — or your sister may become enmeshed in the fight between her two best friends. However you use this word, you'll find it equally appropriate for literal or figurative entanglements: "Don't enmesh me in your money making schemes!"

Definitions of enmesh
  1. verb
    entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
    synonyms: ensnarl, mesh
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    type of:
    entangle, mat, snarl, tangle
    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
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