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English verb: entrap

1. entrap (social) take or catch as if in a snare or trap


SamplesI was set up!.
The innocent man was framed by the police.


ExamplesThey want to entrap the prisoners


Synonymsensnare, frame, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

2. entrap (contact) catch in or as if in a trap


SamplesThe men trap foxes.


Synonymsensnare, snare, trammel, trap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch


Narrower (hyponym)gin


Domain categoryhunt, hunting









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