Entrap meaning

ĕn-trăp
To catch in or as if in a trap.
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To catch in or as in a trap.
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To deceive or trick into difficulty, as into incriminating oneself.
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To catch something in a trap or snare.
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To lure someone, either into a dangerous situation, or into performing an illegal act.
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Origin of entrap

  • French entraper from Old French en- in en–1 trape trap (of Germanic origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French entraper (“catch in a trap”), see en- +‎ trap

    From Wiktionary