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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) 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(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 (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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Rita from Seattle: Hey, Media Babe, don't you think all the bashing of that tabloid rag The Globe for entrapping Frank Gifford into a tryst with a stewardess was a little hypocritical, given that the news magazines themselves are becoming more like the tabloids every day?
Is it possible to shape policies that restrain the former without entrapping the latter?
Indeed, in some ways the building's structure endangered further the lives of its workers, entrapping and almost entombing them like a high-tech version of the malevolent house in the Gothic novel.
8,597,621 B2; L'Oreal has patented an emulsion lipstick composition, in solid form, comprising water; a water-insoluble half acid and half amide crosslinked reaction product of at least one oil-soluble high carbon polar modified polymer comprising at least one C22-C40 monomer and modified with at least one hydrophilic unit, and having a weight-average molecular weight of less than or equal to 30000 girnol and a crystallinity of 8-60% and at least one polyarnine, wherein the reaction product forms a matrix capable of entrapping water; at least one non-volatile solvent capable of solubilizing the oil-soluble high carbon polar modified polymer; and at least on high melting point wax.
Disposable Nonwoven Pad And Method For Entrapping Pet Hair And Dander: No.
While our gay youth use the Internet to find community, Internet-surfing Egyptian police are actively entrapping gays.