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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entrap  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entrap 
  v  1:  take  or  catch  as  if  in  a  snare  or  trap;  "I  was  set  up!"; 
  "The  innocnet  man  was  framed  by  the  police"  [syn:  {ensnare}, 
  {frame},  {set  up}] 
  2:  catch  in  or  as  if  in  a  trap;  "The  men  trap  foxes"  [syn:  {trap}, 
  {snare},  {ensnare},  {trammel}] 




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