enmesh in

enmesh in (something)

1. Literally, to tangle someone or something in something. You have so many knots that I can't help but enmesh the brush in your hair unfortunately.
2. To involve or trap oneself or someone in something, such as an issue, problem, or scandal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enmesh" and "in." The best politicians choose their battles wisely: if one becomes too enmeshed in petty debates, one never gets anything done. Our father's lack of a will has enmeshed my brothers and me in many lawsuits over his estate.
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enmesh someone or something in something

1. . Lit. to entangle someone or a group in something. Don't enmesh yourself in these ropes and chains. I didn't mean to enmesh you in this net. I should have kept it out of the way. Jane enmeshed herself in the net that had been set out to dry.
2. Fig. to get someone or a group involved in some problem. They enmeshed us in their problems even though we tried to avoid it. We enmeshed the entire committee in the lawsuit. Why do I always enmesh myself in someone else's business?
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