entrap

  • 21 entrap — en|trap [ ın træp ] verb transitive to put someone in a dangerous situation that is difficult to escape from a. to trick someone into doing something wrong …

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  • 22 entrap — en·trap || ɪn træp v. catch in a trap, lure, snare, draw into difficulty or danger …

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  • 23 entrap — 1) parent 2) enrapt …

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  • 24 entrap — verb (entraps, entrapping, entrapped) catch in or as in a trap. ↘trick (someone) into committing a crime in order to secure their prosecution. Derivatives entrapment noun Origin C16: from OFr. entraper …

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  • 25 entrap — v. a. 1. Ensnare, catch. 2. Inveigle, seduce, allure, entice. 3. Entangle, involve, perplex, embarrass, stagger, pose, nonplus, catch in difficulties, involve in contradictions …

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  • 26 entrap — v 1. ensnare, snare, net, mesh, bag, sack, gin, trap, Archaic. entoil, Archaic. trepan. 2. entice, inveigle, allure, lure, beguile, tempt; bait, bait the hook, lead on, draw on; involve, implicate, entangle, enmesh, draw in, drag or hook into,… …

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  • 27 entrap — en·trap …

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  • 28 entrap — en•trap [[t]ɛnˈtræp[/t]] v. t. trapped, trap•ping 1) to catch in or as if in a trap; ensnare 2) to bring unawares into difficulty or danger 3) cvb law to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal •… …

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  • 29 entrap — /ɛnˈtræp/ (say en trap), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) (entrapped, entrapping) 1. to catch in or as in a trap; ensnare. 2. to bring unawares into difficulty or danger. 3. to draw into contradiction or damaging admission. 4. to draw into a breach of a …

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  • 30 entrap —   Ho oheihei, ho okāhihi. See trap …

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  • 31 entrap — To catch; to ensnare; hence to catch by artifice; to involve in difficulties or distresses; to catch or involve in contradistinctions. Roane v State, 55 Okla Crim 332, 29 P2d 990. See entrapment …

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  • 32 entrap — v.tr. (entrapped, entrapping) 1 catch in or as in a trap. 2 (often foll. by into + verbal noun) beguile or trick (a person). Derivatives: entrapper n. Etymology: OF entraper (as EN (1), TRAP(1)) …

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  • 33 Entrapped — 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… …

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  • 34 Entrapping — 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… …

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  • 35 entrapment — 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 …

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  • 36 catch — vb 1 Catch, capture, trap, snare, entrap, ensnare, bag are comparable when meaning to get into one s possession or under one s control either by taking or seizing or by means of skill, craft, or trickery. Catch, the ordinary and general term of… …

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  • 37 catch — I. verb (caught; catching) Etymology: Middle English cacchen, from Anglo French cacher, chacher, chacer to hunt, from Vulgar Latin *captiare, alteration of Latin captare to chase, frequentative of capere to take more at heave Date: 13th century… …

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  • 38 deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …

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  • 39 ensnare — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. [en]trap, catch, net, bag; entangle, ensnarl, entoil (archaic); bait, decoy; seduce, entice. See deception. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. entrap, trap, snare, capture; see catch 1 , 2 , entangle . III… …

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  • 40 entangle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. tangle, ravel, mesh, entrap, mat, ensnare, inveigle, twist, snarl; perplex, involve, embroil, embarrass. See difficulty, disorder. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. ensnare, entrap, trap, snare, involve,… …

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