entrapper

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To entrapper
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

entrap
1530s, from O.Fr. entraper; see en- + trap.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature