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synonyms for entrap

  • enmesh
  • ensnare
  • entangle
  • entice
  • implicate
  • seduce
  • allure
  • bag
  • beguile
  • catch
  • decoy
  • embroil
  • hook
  • inveigle
  • lure
  • net
  • snare
  • tempt
  • trap
  • trick
  • benet
  • box in
  • lay for
  • lead on
  • reel in
  • rope in
  • set up
  • suck in
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antonyms for entrap

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  • exclude
  • turn off
  • discourage
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • free
  • let go
  • lose
  • release
  • repulse
  • clear
  • disentangle
  • liberate
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How to use entrap in a sentence

The lady has come from England on purpose to entrap you; she came last night, and she stays at the Hotel du Louvre.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
He tried, in various ways, to entrap the boy, but Frank made no blunders.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S BRAVERYBURT L. STANDISH
Suppose I should unconsciously entrap some magnificent Yankee!
A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARYSARAH MARGAN DAWSON
He knows a hundred ingenious tricks to entrap the most obdurate.
AMPHITRYONMOLIERE
He could never have suggested to his own wife that another man had endeavoured to entrap her into a secret correspondence.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
Or, was the peace only a prelude to the massacre—a skilfully devised snare to entrap incautious and credulous enemies?
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
In attacking the settlers they used many ingenious artifices to entrap or ambuscade them.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
Here again the gewgaw of royal parade was intended to entrap the admiration of the ignorant.
SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT OF ENGLAND, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE THE THIRD TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, VOLUME I (OF 2)LADY ANNE HAMILTON
The first thing to be done was to entrap the ships so that they should be unable to get out of the harbor.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
Borrow felt that the fellow had been sent to entrap him into some utterance that should justify his arrest.
THE LIFE OF GEORGE BORROWHERBERT JENKINS
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WORDS RELATED TO ENTRAP

  • attract
  • bait
  • beguile
  • bewitch
  • cajole
  • captivate
  • charm
  • coax
  • come on
  • decoy
  • draw
  • enchant
  • entrap
  • fascinate
  • hook
  • inveigle
  • lead on
  • lure
  • magnetize
  • persuade
  • pull
  • seduce
  • suck in
  • sweep off feet
  • tempt
  • turn on
  • wile
  • win over
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