Entrap

Definition of Entrap

En`trap´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Entrapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Entrapping.]
A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men.
- Shak.

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