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entrap (someone) in(to) (something)

To coerce or trick someone into doing something. I'm just worried that she's using the kids to entrap you in this marriage.
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entrap (someone) in(to) (something) with (something)

To use someone or something to coerce or trick someone into doing something. I'm worried that she's saying she's pregnant just to entrap you in this marriage.
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entrap (someone) with (something)

To use someone or something to coerce or trick someone into doing something. I'm just worried that she's entrapping you with this alleged pregnancy so that you rip up the divorce papers.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Entrapment 2 may sometimes arise even when the ordinary person would not have been induced.
In Mack, the Court found that entrapment was established by persistent, lengthy, and threatening requests to induce a former drug trafficker to sell drugs.
Instigation is a trap for the unwary innocent while entrapment is a trap for the unwary criminal.
Diagnosis of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome is fraught with difficulty due to the rarity of the condition and its overlap with other more common diseases.
Raines, "Intermittent claudication in young athletes: popliteal artery entrapment syndrome," Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, vol.
(ix) PLGA concentration: it has been reported that increasing the polymer concentration in the solvent rises the entrapment of the active compound and the particle size [30-32].
(x) Polymer molecular weight (Mw): this variable can affect both the releasing velocity and the entrapment efficiency of the active compound [30,38].
Papafaklis, "Septal wire entrapment during recanalisation of a chronic total occlusion with the retrograde approach," Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Brilakis, "Consequences and treatment of guidewire entrapment and fracture during percutaneous coronary intervention," Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, vol.
Given the potential permanent morbidity that could result from harvesting human nerve tissue, it has been difficult studying the mechanisms of entrapment neuropathies in humans.
Demyelination and remyelination: This has been suggested to be the mechanism underlying the slowing in nerve conduction in chronic nerve compression as seen in entrapment neuropathies.
The region of entrapment was identified with EMG, while ganglion cyst, osteophyte and lipoma differentiation was achieved with MRI"
Gout-related tophi leading to entrapment neuropathy are rare.
Entrapment allegations abound in contemporary terrorism cases.
CPSC created Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives, a national public education campaign to reduce childhood drowning, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in public swimming pools and spas.