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entrapverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtræp/ (-pp-) formal
to ​cause someone to do something that they would not usually do, by ​unfairmethods: I ​firmlybelieve my ​son has been entrapped by this ​cult.
(Definition of entrap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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entrapverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtræp/ (-pp-)
to ​deceive someone into doing something ​wrong so that the ​person will be ​caught
entrapment
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈtræp·mənt/
He ​claimed he was the ​victim of ​FBI entrapment.
(Definition of entrap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entrap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…陷入圈套, 诱捕, 诱骗…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…陷入圈套, 誘捕, 誘騙…
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