Definition of “entrap” - English Dictionary

“entrap” in British English

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entrapverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈtræp/ us /ɪnˈtræp/ -pp- formal

to cause someone to do something that they would not usually do, by unfair methods:

I firmly believe my son has been entrapped by this cult.

(Definition of “entrap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“entrap” in American English

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entrapverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈtræp/ -pp-

to deceive someone into doing something wrong so that the person will be caught

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)