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. "A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men." (Shak)
Origin: Pref. En- + trap: cf. OF. Entraper.
(01 Mar 1998)
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