entrap definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To catch in or as if in a trap.
    • To entice into risk, trouble, or a compromising circumstance. See Synonyms at catch.
    • To lure into doing a previously or otherwise uncontemplated illegal act.
    • To get in a trap; to insnare; for this reason, to capture, as with a trap, by artifices; to include in troubles or distresses; to catch or involve in contradictions.
    • To catch in or as though in a trap.
    • To entice into risk, difficulty, or a compromising scenario. See Synonyms at catch.
    • To entice into performing a previously or elsewhere uncontemplated unlawful work.
    • To capture in a trap; to insnare; for this reason, to catch, as with a trap, by artifices; to involve in problems or distresses; to capture or include in contradictions.
  • verb:
    • To capture anything in a trap or snare.
    • To entice someone, either into a dangerous scenario, or into doing an illegal work.
    • simply take or catch just as if in a snare or trap
    • catch in or like in a trap
    • To get anything in a trap or snare.
    • To lure some body, either into a dangerous scenario, or into doing an illegal act.
    • simply take or catch as though in a snare or trap
    • catch in or as if in a trap
  • others:
    • To catch, as in a trap; insnare; ergo, to get by artifice; involve in difficulties or distresses; entangle; catch or involve in contradictions.
    • To get, such as a trap; insnare; for this reason, to capture by artifice; include in difficulties or distresses; entangle; catch or involve in contradictions.

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