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Definitions 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To catch; entangle: inveigle; ensnare. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To catch as in a trap; to insnare: to entangle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To catch in or as in a trap; ensnare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To ensnare; to inveigle; to catch as in a trap; to entangle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for entrap

  1. " It is the fortune of war," he said; 29 and, if we may credit the Spaniards, he expressed his admiration of the adroitness with which they had contrived to entrap him in the midst of his own troops. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. There was nothing for it but to put his best foot forward, now he was caught for the event, but he vowed it would require more than ordinary skill to entrap him for another similar occasion. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
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