entrap entrap  /ɪn ˈtræp/


  1. (v) take or catch as if in a snare or trap
  2. (v) catch in or as if in a trap



  1. When you set out to entrap Frank Gifford, you are basically setting out to destroy his marriage.
  2. Works of art about the underclass almost always entrap both creators and audiences in moral ambiguity.
  3. He then read a statement that he said she wrote, which states in part that she had been coached by police on how to entrap Reynolds during phone conversations.


  • Convictions in Synagogue Bombing Plot Upheld

    A dissenting judge said the main defendant's conviction should be reversed because he was entrapped in a plot to shoot missiles at military planes and blow up synagogues.
    on August 23, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "You shouldn't be out to entrap people," Craig told the officer. "I don't want you to take me to jail."
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Poverty, abuse and violence, lack of information, coercion by older men, men having several concurrent sexual relationships entrap young women in a giant network of infection," Mr. Annan noted.
    on Jul 11, 2004 By: Kofi Annan Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  3. "Dubai Cares seeks to shine the light of knowledge and dispel the darkness of ignorance by giving the children in poor countries hope for the future and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that threatens to entrap them and consign their...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Sheikh Mohammed Source: Dubai City Guide

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