Pronunciation: (en-trap'),[key] —v.t.,-trapped, -trap•ping. 1. to catch in or as in a trap; ensnare: The hunters used nets to entrap the lion. 2. to bring unawares into difficulty or danger: He entrapped himself in the web of his own lies. 3. to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal.
4. to draw into contradiction or damaging admission: The questioner entrapped her into an admission of guilt. 5. Law.to catch by entrapment.