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Definition of entrap verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entrap
    he / she / it entraps
    past simple entrapped
    -ing form entrapping
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  1. 1entrap somebody/something to put or catch someone or something in a place or situation from which they cannot escape synonym trap She felt entrapped by her family's expectations.
  2. 2entrap somebody (into doing something) to trick someone, and encourage them to do something, especially to commit a crime, so that they can be arrested for it
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