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Synonyms for entrap
ɛnˈtræpen·trap

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Wiktionary

  1. entrapverb

    Synonyms:
    betrap

  2. entrapverb

    To catch something in a trap or snare.

    Synonyms:
    betrap

  3. entrapverb

    To lure someone, either into a dangerous situation, or into performing an illegal act.

    Synonyms:
    betrap

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. entrap

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ensnare, entrap, frame, set upverb

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

    Synonyms:
    tack together, put together, draw up, prepare, put, piece, tack, fix, establish, put in, gear up, put up, found, trammel, frame, trap, cast, arrange, frame in, redact, border, snare, instal, order, erect, ensnare, raise, couch, lay out, launch, pitch, ready, set up, effect, frame up, effectuate, install, rear, assemble, compose, set, rig

  2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelverb

    catch in or as if in a trap

    "The men trap foxes"

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, restrict, pin, trammel, snare, restrain, frame, set up, bound, hook, throttle, immobilize, immobilise, confine, trap, limit, pin down

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. entrapverb

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, catch

  2. entrapverb

    Synonyms:
    inveigle, seduce, allure, entice

  3. entrapverb

    Synonyms:
    entangle, involve, perplex, embarrass, confound, bewilder, mystify, stagger, pose, nonplus

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. entrapverb

    Synonyms:
    insnare, entangle, decoy, entrammel, entice

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How to use entrap in a sentence?

  1. Moe Yan Naing:

    Police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko gave the documents to Police Lance Corporal Naing Lin and told him to give them to Wa Lone and said that when Wa Lone comes out of the restaurant, the Htaunt Kyant regional police force has to entrap him and arrest him, police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko told the police members, 'if you don't get Wa Lone, you will go to jail'.

  2. Moe Yan Naing:

    Police Brigadier Tin Ko Ko gave the documents to Police Lance Corporal Naing Lin and told him to give them to Wa Lone and said that when Wa Lone comes out of the restaurant, the Htaunt Kyant regional police force has to entrap him and arrest him, police Brigadier General Tin Ko Ko told the police members, 'if you don't get Wa Lone, you will go to jail'.

  3. Alexis Ayala:

    The Dimensional box concept is used to entrap us, never believe they are real.

  4. Alexis Ayala:

    The Dimensional box concept is used to entrap us, never believe that these are real or will ever be in reality.

  5. Michael Avenatti:

    They targeted my client. They planned to entrap her at that performance that night and they subsequently succeeded, and if ultimately it shows that in fact it was politically motivated, and they purposely sought her out and attempted to use the force of the badge and the law in order to arrest her, that's a very serious matter.


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