entrap: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (en-trap'), [key]
— -trapped, -trap•ping.
  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. to catch by entrapment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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