Examples of entrap in a Sentence
We used the net to entrap a school of fish.
The air bubbles were entrapped in ice.
She felt that she was entrapped in an unhappy marriage.
Recent Examples of entrap from the Web
Certainly, his novels frequently depict people painfully locked in futile pursuits, unable to see or understand, much less affect, the systems that entrap them — a quality that has drawn comparisons to Kafka and Beckett.
Defenders crowd the low post and entrap him within a forest of long arms.
Bryan would later allege that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sent undercover reporters to L.A. to entrap him by encouraging him to procure cocaine and prostitutes.
Human rights groups have accused the police of entrapping the two Reuters journalists by giving them documents that were then deemed state secrets.
Security forces have also detained people at their homes in the middle of the night and used apps and online chat rooms to entrap those perceived to be gay.
The urgency created by an orbital fracture is concern the floor of the eye socket is depressed, which could entrap a nerve that helps move the eye.
This has led some defense attorneys to claim their clients were entrapped.
The stirring visual finds Ezri entrapped in some troublesome activities with his boys.
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Origin and Etymology of entrap
First Known Use: 1534See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of entrap
- caught the dog as it ran by
- capture an enemy stronghold
- trap animals
- snared butterflies with a net
- entrapped the witness with a trick question
- a sting operation that ensnared burglars
- bagged a brace of pheasants
ENTRAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of entrap for English Language Learners
: to catch (someone or something) in a trap or in something like a trap
ENTRAP Defined for Kids
legal Definition of entrap
- police entrap him into violating the literal terms of a criminal statute
- —W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
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