entrap: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (en-trap'), [key]
— -trapped, -trap•ping.
- 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.
- to catch by entrapment.
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