ensnare in

ensnare someone or something in something

1. . Lit. to capture someone or something in something. Dave ensnared the rabbit in his trap. Henry ensnared himself in the trap they had laid for deer.
2. Fig. to catch or "trap" someone in an act or pattern of deception. She sought to ensnare him in his own framework of lies. He ensnared himself in his many lies.
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Ensnare in the mood Ensnare's form may not have been inspiring for the 1m1/2f handicap, having finished no better than ninth in his last eight starts, but he was produced perfectly by Jamie Mackay to win by a neck.