en·trap /ɪnˈtræp, ɛn-/
En·trap v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entrapped p. pr. & vb. n. Entrapping.] 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.
v 1: take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!";
"The innocent 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]
[also: entrapping, entrapped]