verb (used with object), en·trapped, en·trap·ping.
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OTHER WORDS FROM entrapen·trap·per, nounen·trap·ping·ly, adverbun·en·trapped, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for entrap
After all, one of the reasons so few right-wing protesters turned out at state capitols earlier this month is Facebook groups and word of mouth alleged the follow-up events had secretly been planned by Antifa and were plots to entrap good patriots.
Nix was suspended as CEO of Cambridge Analytica at the peak of the Facebook data scandal after footage emerged of him, filmed by undercover reporters, boasting of spreading disinformation and entrapping politicians to meet clients’ needs.Cambridge Analytica’s former boss gets 7-year ban on being a business director|Natasha Lomas|September 25, 2020|TechCrunch
There may be no entrapped pool of human talent left on earth with the dollar value of Cuban athletes.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a 1957 trip to Moscow, Alsop was entrapped by a handsome young KGB spy and the incident was caught on camera.
She felt claustrophobic, entrapped like an exotic bird, but despite her angst she lacked the courage to leave.Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lincoln has entrapped him into arguing not against Lincoln, but against the English language.
At the battle of Salamis, that navy had entrapped and smashed the Persian fleet.
Instantly, at the sight of this recumbent figure, another change took place in the entrapped butler.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
The Russian general saw how he was entrapped, and that he could escape only by a swift retreat.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
The burglar finding himself entrapped, turned upon Francis and tried to kill him with a huge knife.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
The great scout admitted that he was never more utterly deceived and entrapped by the red man in all his life.The Life of Kit Carson|Edward S. Ellis
The latter asked the Skipper, in the Gallic tongue, if we had entrapped many fish?Three in Norway|James Arthur Lees