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Meaning of ENTRAP

Pronunciation:  en'trap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
  2. [v]  take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

ENTRAP is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ensnare, ensnare, frame, set up, snare, trammel, trap
 See Also: capture, catch, cozen, deceive, delude, gin, lead on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*trap"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entrapped}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Entrapping}.] [Pref. en- + trap: cf. OF. entraper.]
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.

Syn: To insnare; inveigle; tangle; decoy; entangle.

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