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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 former UP chief minister also accused the government of entrapping him through the CBI.
So if it's true what West Yorkshire Police say that pubs are wick with youthful drinkers wouldn't it be as easy to try that approach and thus nail all the genuinely guilty parties instead of entrapping people?
Agents, he added, are trained to avoid entrapping targets, allowing them to initiate the online moves.
On the other way, an aqueous route was demonstrated successfully for entrapping the enzymes (Bhatia and Brinker, 2000; Liu and Chen, 1999), whole cells (Nassif et al.
Simple: you are a soft target; entrapping you creates great headlines in newspapers; and it shows the government is doing something to tackle the country's binge-drinking problems (because, as with the food and health debate, the real solutions are complex and take a long time to work).