• WordNet 3.6
    • v entrap catch in or as if in a trap "The men trap foxes"
    • v entrap take or catch as if in a snare or trap "I was set up!","The innocent man was framed by the police"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)
    • v. t Entrap To catch in a trap; to insnare; hence, to catch, as in a trap, by artifices; to involve in difficulties or distresses; to catch or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by the devices of evil men. "A golden mesh, to entrap the hearts of men."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • entrap To catch, as in a trap; insnare; hence, to catch by artifice; involve in difficulties or distresses; entangle; catch or involve in contradictions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entrap en-trap′ to catch, as in a trap: to ensnare: to entangle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. en-, + trap,: cf. OF. entraper,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entraperen, in, trappe, a trap.


In literature:

So he bethought himself of a means to entrap the deer while he rested at home.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
Poor, little entrapped soul!
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
How then to entrap her?
"The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
His insinuating address and treacherous advances had probably succeeded at last in entrapping her affections.
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
And thus Amos found himself basely entrapped and taken prisoner.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
He had been entrapped into the situation in which he found himself.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
He felt these questions to be an insult, and cold anger against the Secretary who was seeking to entrap or torture him rose in his heart.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
But it seemed to him that the consequences of being entrapped by it were much more serious in sailing boats than elsewhere.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
There are guards on all the roads, and spies at every inn, ready to entrap the unwary.
"The Last Look" by W.H.G. Kingston
Although conquered by the power of his arms, they still appeared with fresh tricks to entrap him.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
The officers accordingly laid their plans to entrap me.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
A young one thus entrapped speedily becomes tame, and is much prized, as an interesting pet, by the white inhabitants.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The natives advanced rapidly, until the elephants were suddenly entrapped in a network of vines.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is to be candid, and not allow you to be entrapped into an alliance with a person of whose life you, at present, know but the fair side.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I was kidnapped, entrapped, betrayed.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Vanslyperken now perceived that he was entrapped, and he also felt that it was too late to retreat.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
I will entrap him to-morrow.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The idea of entrapping her into a meeting with him is abhorrent to him.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
The pilchards, however, are not always to be entrapped near the shore.
"Michael Penguyne" by William H. G. Kingston
The entrapped lady's name has been affixed, and we now ask, sir, that you append your signature.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read

In poetry:

Arnold became his country's foe,
Judas betrayed his Christ;
The Spaniards entrapped Maceo
At manhood's sacrifice.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Now FREDDY'S operatic PAS -
Now JOHNNY'S hornpipe seems entrapping:
Now JOHNNY'S skilful "cellar-flapping."
"John and Freddy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There is something painful and sad to see,
'Twould shock the red man looking for a scalp;
A human body hanging from a tree,
A white man's victim that had been entrap'd.
"Ajax' Soliloquy" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Me, they entrapped . . . cowards! They did not dare
To fight. as brave men do, without disguise,
And face my unleashed rage! The hidden snare
Was their device to win an untamed prize.
"The Prisoner" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
O, London! think on thine amisse,
Which brought this great mishap;
Remember how thou livde in blisse,
And layde in vices lap.
O, now begin, Repent thy sin,
And say it shall no more entrap.
"The Burning Of Paules" by Anonymous British

In news:

'Potential for entrapment ,' Mohamed Mohamud's lawyer says.
Seven Manufacturers Announce Recalls to Repair Cribs to Address Entrapment , Suffocation and Fall Hazards.
Newburgh Terrorism Case May Establish a Line for Entrapment .
Studies performed for the Pool Safety Council challenge commonly held beliefs about the ability of safety vacuum release systems to help with certain types of entrapment .
The first entrapment lawsuit citing the federal Pool and Spa Safety Act has been filed, yet the series of events that actually occurred are in question.
How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing 'Terrorists' - and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook.
In " Entrapment ," Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones are drawn to the finer things in life – and each other.
Entrapment in Horry County, South Carolina.
New courses provide an introduction to grain operations, material handling and grain entrapment.
Mouthpiece for Assemblymember Diane Gordon argues entrapment.
Newburgh Terrorism Case May Establish a Line for Entrapment.
KidCo is recalling 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel beds due to possible suffocation and entrapment risks for children.
Farmville & the other games almost seem to have had their 15 minutes but a new game has emerged, and now Michael's wife is entrapped.
The jurors rejected his defense that a paid police informer had entrapped him by stoking his rage with images of Muslims abused at the hands of Americans.
A 33-year-old guest at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, has died as the result of a suction entrapment.

In science:

The depth of the well entrapping the chain is approximately Umin ∼ −(g ln V )2/(4−d) .
Localization of polymers in a finite medium with fixed random obstacles
This could have an effect on the entrapment of the CR in the spirals for a longer time, thereby increasing the CR density contrast.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
These barriers controlled the meeting of the two fluids, as they enclosed bubbles entrapping the alkaline exhalate : an aggregate growing by hydrodynamic inflation.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
In our case no external cavity or conventional DFB structures are exploited, being the feedback provided by the random distribution of highly scattering centers between which light is entrapped.
Random laser from engineered nanostructures obtained by surface tension driven lithography
This “wormhole”-like geometry allows for entrapping bulk quasiparticles between the edge path and the tunnel junction, possibly realizing a topologically protected qubit if the quasiparticles have non-Abelian statistics.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
FIG. 1: A single point-contact pinches a small island out of a FQH liquid, allowing for the entrapment of quasiparticles inside.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
If the statistics of the quasiparticles are non-Abelian, and their number inside the bounded region is odd, “half ” of a topologically protected qubit is entrapped in the island.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
Consequently, all holes are entrapped within the barrier/well region.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
Holes entrapped within the potential well (barrier) will bounce back and forth an infinitum increasing at each reflection their number.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
Gas is entrapped by the magnetosphere magnetic field, in so doing the field is distorted, the open magnetic lines form a toroidal field component.
Spectral study of MWC560. Parameters of the system, the hot source and the jets
The entrapment does not occur when the temperature is close to Tλ , but only at significantly lower temperatures (Bewley, 2006).
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Specifically, we set out to explain how the hydrogen particles form, how they end up in the liquid rather than the gas phase of helium, and why vortices do not entrap them when the temperature is close to Tλ .
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Because experimentally we observe little particle entrapment up to 20 mK below Tλ , it follows that the ability to track vortices is not limited by thermodynamic considerations.
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Tr¨osemeier about the thermodynamics of particle entrapment.
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores