lure into a compromising act

lure into a compromising act
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  • lure# — lure n Lure, bait, decoy, snare, trap all denote something that leads an animal or a person into a particular place or situation from which escape is difficult. Lure suggests something that always attracts and often deceives {threw out all the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • entrap — en·trap /in trap/ vt en·trapped, en·trap·ping: to cause (a person) to commit a crime by means of undue persuasion, encouragement, or fraud in order to later prosecute police entrap him into violating the literal terms of a criminal statute W. R.… …   Law dictionary

  • entrap — entrapper, n. entrappingly, adv. /en trap /, v.t., entrapped, entrapping. 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… …   Universalium

  • entrap — en•trap [[t]ɛnˈtræp[/t]] v. t. trapped, trap•ping 1) to catch in or as if in a trap; ensnare 2) to bring unawares into difficulty or danger 3) cvb law to lure into performing an act or making a statement that is compromising or illegal •… …   From formal English to slang

  • entrap — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French entraper, from en + trape trap Date: 1534 1. to catch in or as if in a trap 2. to lure into a compromising statement or act Synonyms: see catch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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