- 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.
- 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
NAmE//ɪnˈtræp//[often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entrap
he / she / it entraps
past simple entrapped
-ing form entrapping