Definition of Entrap

1. Verb. Take or catch as if in a snare or trap. "They want to entrap the prisoners "; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

Exact synonyms: Ensnare, Frame, Set Up
Generic synonyms: Cozen, Deceive, Delude, Lead On
Derivative terms: Entrapment, Setup



2. Verb. Catch in or as if in a trap. "They entrap the animals"; "The men trap foxes"
Exact synonyms: Ensnare, Snare, Trammel, Trap
Category relationships: Hunt, Hunting
Generic synonyms: Capture, Catch
Specialized synonyms: Gin
Derivative terms: Snare, Snarer, Trap, Trapper

Definition of Entrap

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Entrap

1. Verb. (transitive) To catch something in a trap or snare. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To lure someone, either into a dangerous situation, or into performing an illegal act. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entrap

1. to trap [v -TRAPPED, -TRAPPING, -TRAPS] - See also: trap

Medical Definition of Entrap

1. 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) Synonym: To insnare, inveigle, tangle, decoy, entangle. Origin: Pref. En- + trap: cf. OF. Entraper. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Entrap

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1. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Operations south of the Tagua—Eroles and Codrington seek to entrap the governor of Tarragona—They fail—Sar?field and Villa Campa ..."

2. Memoirs of Richard Cumberland by Richard Cumberland (1806)
"e would start and reprobate If th' ly to entrap your ear VI yon friend, and pledg'd myself sincere, ould shudder at the base design, . ..."

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