What does entrap mean?

Definitions for entrap
ɛnˈtræpen·trap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ensnare, entrap, frame, set upverb

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

  2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelverb

    catch in or as if in a trap

    "The men trap foxes"

Wiktionary

  1. entrapverb

    To catch something in a trap or snare.

  2. entrapverb

    To lure someone, either into a dangerous situation, or into performing an illegal act.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Entrapverb

    Etymology: from trap.

    Take heed, mine eyes, how ye do stare
    Henceforth too rashly on that guileful net;
    In which, if ever eyes entrapped are,
    Out of her bands ye by no means shall get. Edmund Spenser.

    Misfortune waits advantage to entrap
    The man most wary, in her whelming lap. Fairy Queen.

    The fraud of England, not the force of France,
    Hath now entrapt the noble minded Talbot. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    He sought to entrap me by intelligence. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    An injurious person lies in wait to entrap thee in thy words. Ecclus. viii. 11.

Wikipedia

  1. entrap

    Entrapment is a practice in which a law enforcement agent or agent of the state induces a person to commit a "crime" that the person would have otherwise been unlikely or unwilling to commit. It "is the conception and planning of an offense by an officer or agent, and the procurement of its commission by one who would not have perpetrated it except for the trickery, persuasion or fraud of the officer or state agent".Police conduct rising to the level of entrapment is broadly discouraged and thus, in many jurisdictions, is available as a defense against criminal liability. Sting operations, through which police officers or agents engage in deception to try to catch persons who are committing crimes, raise concerns about possible entrapment.Depending on the law in the jurisdiction, the prosecution may be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not entrapped or the defendant may be required to prove that they were entrapped as an affirmative defense. In the practice of journalism and whistle-blowing entrapment means "deceptive and trust-breaking techniques ... applied to trick someone to commit a legal or moral transgression."

ChatGPT

  1. entrap

    Entrap refers to the act of tricking or deceiving someone, typically with the purpose of catching or getting them into a place, situation, or condition from which it is difficult or impossible to escape. This can be legally, such as a law enforcement agent persuading somebody to commit a crime, or it can be metaphorically, such as being entangled in a difficult situation or problem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entrapverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entrap

    en-trap′, v.t. to catch, as in a trap: to ensnare: to entangle.—ns. Entrap′ment, act of entrapping: the state of being entrapped: Entrap′per. [O. Fr. entraperen, in, trappe, a trap.]

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  1. enrapt

  2. panter

  3. parent

  4. trepan

  5. arpent

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrap in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entrap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of entrap in a Sentence

  1. Moe Yan Naing:

    Police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko gave the documents to Police Lance Corporal Naing Lin and told him to give them to Wa Lone and said that when Wa Lone comes out of the restaurant, the Htaunt Kyant regional police force has to entrap him and arrest him, police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko told the police members, 'if you don't get Wa Lone, you will go to jail'.

  2. Michael Avenatti:

    They targeted my client. They planned to entrap her at that performance that night and they subsequently succeeded, and if ultimately it shows that in fact it was politically motivated, and they purposely sought her out and attempted to use the force of the badge and the law in order to arrest her, that's a very serious matter.

  3. Alexis Ayala:

    The Dimensional box concept is used to entrap us, never believe that these are real or will ever be in reality.

  4. Alexis Ayala:

    The Dimensional box concept is used to entrap us, never believe they are real.

  5. Moe Yan Naing:

    Police Brigadier Tin Ko Ko gave the documents to Police Lance Corporal Naing Lin and told him to give them to Wa Lone and said that when Wa Lone comes out of the restaurant, the Htaunt Kyant regional police force has to entrap him and arrest him, police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko told the police members, 'if you don't get Wa Lone, you will go to jail'.

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