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entrap

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtræp/

Translation of entrap in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1 [formal or liter] 1.1 (trap) atrapar
    Example sentences
    • The opening of the piece begins with the piano and slowly entraps the ‘voices’ of the string duo, creating a light, enchanting mood that takes on a life all its own.
    • The French philosopher is best known for his theory that consumer society forms a kind of code that gives individuals the illusion of choice while in fact entrapping them in a vast web of simulated reality.
    • With the canopy of a star-spangled sky, the frozen stillness of stone entrapping centuries of history, and the soft sound of the waters, it is truly an experience that belongs to the realm of the unforgettable.
    1.2 (trick deceive) hacer* caer en la trampa
    Example sentences
    • Now imagine a police force with the power to entrap you into crime in order to arrest you.
    • The newspapers would occasionally report on famous people entrapped by the police and tried for crimes.
    • She said there would also need to be safeguards in using surveillance recordings in court as evidence so that the person accused had the opportunity to explain what he allegedly said and the surveillance was not used to entrap the person.
  • 2 [Law/Derecho] incitar a la comisión de un delito

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In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.