entrap

[en-trap]
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 entrapment.

Origin:
1525–35; < Middle French entraper. See en-1, trap1

entrapper, noun
entrappingly, adverb
unentrapped, adjective


1. capture, snare, trap.
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entrap (ɪnˈtræp)
 
vb , -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
 
en'trapper
 
n

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entrap
1530s, from O.Fr. entraper; see en- + trap.
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Example sentences
Some are about to be frozen in time, as they step into quick mud and become entrapped, one on top of another.
If floor mats became entrapped, they would be jamming against the accelerator, pushing the car's throttle wide open.
The large concentration of volcanoes in the country has created another category of entrapped water: crater lakes.
We would find ourselves entrapped in the corral of the familiar.
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