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. (Shak)
Synonym: to insnare, inveigle, tangle, decoy, entangle.
Origin: Pref. En- – trap: cf. OF. Entraper.