betrap

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bitrappen, from Old English betræppan, betreppan (to entrap, catch), equivalent to be- +‎ trap. Cognate with Dutch betrappen (to catch, surprise).

Verb[edit]

betrap (third-person singular simple present betraps, present participle betrapping, simple past and past participle betrapped)

  1. (transitive) To catch in a trap; entrap; ensnare; circumvent; enclose.

Etymology 2[edit]

From be- +‎ trap.

Verb[edit]

betrap (third-person singular simple present betraps, present participle betrapping, simple past and past participle betrapped)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (a horse) with trappings; deck; adorn.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

betrap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of betrappen
  2. imperative of betrappen