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 or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by the devices of evil men.
A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men.
Syn. -- To insnare; inveigle; tangle; decoy; entangle.
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