Entrap



[en-trap] /ɛnˈtræp/

verb (used with object), entrapped, entrapping.
1.
to catch in or as in a trap; ensnare:
The hunters used nets to entrap the lion.
2.
to bring unawares into difficulty or danger:
He entrapped himself in the web of his own lies.
3.
to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal.
4.
to draw into contradiction or damaging admission:
The questioner entrapped her into an admission of guilt.
5.
Law. to catch by .
/ɪnˈtræp/
verb (transitive) -traps, -trapping, -trapped
1.
to catch or snare in or as if in a trap
2.
to lure or trick into danger, difficulty, or embarrassment
v.

1530s, intrappe, from Old French entraper “trap, catch in a trap;” see en- (1) + trap (v.). Related: Entrapped; entrapping.

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