verb (used with object), entrapped, entrapping.
to catch in or as in a trap; ensnare: The hunters used nets to entrap the lion.
to bring unawares into difficulty or danger: He entrapped himself in the web of his own lies.
to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal.
to draw into contradiction or damaging admission: The questioner entrapped her into an admission of guilt.
Origin: 1525–35; Related forms
< Middle French entraper.
1. capture, snare, trap.