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en·trap

 (ĕn-trăp′)
tr.v. en·trapped, en·trap·ping, en·traps
1. To catch in or as if in a trap.
2.
a. To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation. See Synonyms at catch.
b. Law To induce (someone) into performing an otherwise uncontemplated criminal act for the sole purpose of providing the basis for a prosecution.

[French entraper, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + trape, trap (of Germanic origin).]

en·trap′ment n.
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entrap

(ɪnˈtræp)
vb (tr) , -traps, -trapping or -trapped
1. to catch or snare in or as if in a trap
2. to lure or trick into danger, difficulty, or embarrassment
enˈtrapper n
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en•trap

(ɛnˈtræp)

v.t. -trapped, -trap•ping.
1. to catch in or as if in a trap; ensnare.
2. to bring unawares into difficulty or danger.
3. to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal.
[1525–35; < Middle French entraper]
en•trap′ment, n.
en•trap′per, n.
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entrap


Past participle: entrapped
Gerund: entrapping

Imperative
entrap
entrap
Present
I entrap
you entrap
he/she/it entraps
we entrap
you entrap
they entrap
Preterite
I entrapped
you entrapped
he/she/it entrapped
we entrapped
you entrapped
they entrapped
Present Continuous
I am entrapping
you are entrapping
he/she/it is entrapping
we are entrapping
you are entrapping
they are entrapping
Present Perfect
I have entrapped
you have entrapped
he/she/it has entrapped
we have entrapped
you have entrapped
they have entrapped
Past Continuous
I was entrapping
you were entrapping
he/she/it was entrapping
we were entrapping
you were entrapping
they were entrapping
Past Perfect
I had entrapped
you had entrapped
he/she/it had entrapped
we had entrapped
you had entrapped
they had entrapped
Future
I will entrap
you will entrap
he/she/it will entrap
we will entrap
you will entrap
they will entrap
Future Perfect
I will have entrapped
you will have entrapped
he/she/it will have entrapped
we will have entrapped
you will have entrapped
they will have entrapped
Future Continuous
I will be entrapping
you will be entrapping
he/she/it will be entrapping
we will be entrapping
you will be entrapping
they will be entrapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been entrapping
you have been entrapping
he/she/it has been entrapping
we have been entrapping
you have been entrapping
they have been entrapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been entrapping
you will have been entrapping
he/she/it will have been entrapping
we will have been entrapping
you will have been entrapping
they will have been entrapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been entrapping
you had been entrapping
he/she/it had been entrapping
we had been entrapping
you had been entrapping
they had been entrapping
Conditional
I would entrap
you would entrap
he/she/it would entrap
we would entrap
you would entrap
they would entrap
Past Conditional
I would have entrapped
you would have entrapped
he/she/it would have entrapped
we would have entrapped
you would have entrapped
they would have entrapped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.entrap - take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
cozen, deceive, delude, lead on - be false to; be dishonest with
2.entrap - catch in or as if in a trapentrap - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"
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entrap

noun
1. trick, lure, seduce, entice, deceive, implicate, lead on, embroil, beguile, allure, entangle, ensnare, inveigle, set a trap for, enmesh She was trying to entrap him into marriage.
verb
1. catch, net, capture, trap, snare, entangle, ensnare The whale's mouth contains filters which entrap plankton.
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entrap

verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
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Translations

entrap

[ɪnˈtræp] VTcoger en una trampa (fig) → entrampar
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entrap

[ɪnˈtræp] vt
(= catch) [+ criminal] → prendre au piège
(= trick) (into committing crime)piéger
to be entrapped → être piégé(e)
to be entrapped into doing sth → être amené(e) à faire qch par la ruse
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entrap

vt
(= catch)(in einer Falle) fangen
(= induce) to entrap somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu verführen or verleiten, etw zu tun
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entrap

[ɪnˈtræp] vt (frm) → intrappolare
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