Definitions for: Entrap


[v] catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
[v] take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"



Webster (1913) Definition: En*trap", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entrapped; p. pr. & vb.
n. Entrapping.] [Pref. en- + trap: cf. OF. entraper.]
To catch in a trap; to insnare; hence, to catch, as in a
trap, by artifices; to involve in difficulties or distresses;
to catch or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by
the devices of evil men.

A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men. --Shak.

Syn: To insnare; inveigle; tangle; decoy; entangle.

Synonyms: ensnare, ensnare, frame, set up, snare, trammel, trap

See Also: capture, catch, cozen, deceive, delude, gin, lead on

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