Definition of enmesh in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈmɛʃ/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈmɛʃ/


[with object] (usually be enmeshed in)
1Cause to become entangled in something: whales enmeshed in drift nets
More example sentences
  • I am saddened that people lost money, I am saddened that people lost jobs, I am saddened that a major company is enmeshed in a major scandal.
  • Even when their produce is earning the country billions of dollars, their lives are enmeshed in poverty, illiteracy, and misery.
  • Japan is enmeshed in a familiar quandary about how to provide military support without damaging its pacifist constitution.
1.1Involve (someone) in a difficult situation from which it is hard to escape: he is enmeshed in an adulterous affair
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  • The more he struggles, the more he is enmeshed.
  • Adapted from an award-winning play, Closer examines the lives of four people who become enmeshed in a tawdry tale of adultery.
  • There wouldn't have been any way in the world to not become enmeshed in the campaign.



Example sentences
  • It was in this atmosphere of rapid political change in this country and its enmeshment in the politics of the Cold War that they first formulated their national ideals and created national symbols.
  • Time and again the need for active engagement, enmeshment, involvement has been expressed.
  • ‘They are so independent and have such easily triggered fears about enmeshment,’ Stanley reports.

Words that rhyme with enmesh

afresh, Andhra Pradesh, Bangladesh, crème fraîche, flesh, fresh, intermesh, Kesh, Madhya Pradesh, Marrakesh, mesh, nesh, thresh, Uttar Pradesh

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