spring a trap

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Definition of spring a trap

: to capture someone or something (such as an animal or criminal) with a trap often + on Police sprang a trap on the drug smugglers.

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“Spring a trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spring%20a%20trap. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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