Synonyms and related words:
allure, bag, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, burden, catch, catch out, catch up, cramp, cripple, cumber, decoy, embarrass, encumber, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entice, entoil, entrammel, entwine, enweb, fetter, foul, gin, hamper, hamstring, handicap, harpoon, hobble, hook, hook in, impede, inveigle, involve, lame, land, lasso, lead, lime, lumber, lure, mesh, nail, net, noose, press down, rope, sack, saddle with, shackle, snag, snare, snarl, sniggle, spear, spread the toils, take, tangle, tangle up with, toil, toll, trammel, trap, trip, weigh down, wind

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  • entrap — en·trap /in trap/ vt en·trapped, en·trap·ping: to cause (a person) to commit a crime by means of undue persuasion, encouragement, or fraud in order to later prosecute police entrap him into violating the literal terms of a criminal statute W. R.… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entrap — 1530s, intrappe, from O.Fr. entraper trap, catch in a trap; see EN (Cf. en ) (1) + TRAP (Cf. trap). Related: Entrapped; entrapping …   Etymology dictionary

  • entrap — trap, snare, ensnare, bag, *catch, capture Analogous words: seize, *take, clutch: *lure, inveigle, decoy, entice …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • entrap — [v] capture, involve allure, bag*, beguile, benet, box in*, catch, decoy, embroil, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entice, hook, implicate, inveigle, lay for*, lead on, lure, net, reel in*, rope in*, seduce, set up, snare, suck in*, tempt, trap,… …   New thesaurus

  • entrap — ► VERB (entrapped, entrapping) 1) catch in a trap. 2) (of a police officer) deceive (someone) into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution. DERIVATIVES entrapment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • entrap — [en trap′, intrap′] vt. entrapped, entrapping [OFr entraper] 1. to catch in or as in a trap 2. to deceive or trick into difficulty, as into incriminating oneself entrapment n …   English World dictionary

  • entrap — v. (D; tr.) to entrap in, into * * * [ɪn træp] into (D;tr.) to entrap in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • entrap — [[t]ɪntræ̱p[/t]] entraps, entrapping, entrapped VERB If you entrap someone, you trick or deceive them and make them believe or do something wrong. [FORMAL] [V n] The police have been given extra powers to entrap drug traffickers... [V n] He… …   English dictionary

  • entrap — UK [ɪnˈtræp] / US verb [transitive] Word forms entrap : present tense I/you/we/they entrap he/she/it entraps present participle entrapping past tense entrapped past participle entrapped a) to put someone in a dangerous situation that is difficult …   English dictionary

  • entrap — entrapper, n. entrappingly, adv. /en trap /, v.t., entrapped, entrapping. 1. to catch in or as in a trap; ensnare: The hunters used nets to entrap the lion. 2. to bring unawares into difficulty or danger: He entrapped himself in the web of his… …   Universalium