entrap

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entrap

someone (in something )(with something ) Fig. to use something to deceive someone into involvement in something. The investigators entrapped Max into breaking the law with promises to buy the goods he stole. They entrapped Max into breaking the law.
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The morning that Margaret had spent with Miss Avery, and the afternoon she set out to entrap Helen, were the scales of a single balance.
Do you want me then," said Estella, turning suddenly with a fixed and serious, if not angry, look, "to deceive and entrap you?
Pheroid encapsulates, or entraps, the Phytofare in a colloidal emulsion which clinical tests have shown both improves absorption into the blood plasma and protects the Phytofare against metabolization during the digestive process, concluded the company.
Unfortunately, in recent years we have faced a phenomenon in which the US administration entraps some of our countrymen in foreign states and creates fake stories which leads to their arrest by the relevant government," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi said in Tehran on Tuesday.
As particles from an animal litter box or cage, shoes, metal cutting, wood shavings, and copy machines are generated, they immediately encounter the high loft non-woven top layer, which immediately immobilizes and then entraps them, preventing them from scattering.
There is a paradox between the current benefits culture which entraps the vulnerable, whilst insisting that all young mothers should find a job, leaving schools and other agencies to bring up the children," she said.