English version

spring a trap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspring a trapspring a trapa) CATCHif an animal springs a trap, it is caught by the trap b) TRICK/DECEIVEto make someone say or do something by tricking them spring
Examples from the Corpus
spring a trapOn the one hand, Jaq must seem capable of irony and flexible tolerance - perhaps only soas to spring a trap.He sprang traps and ambushes on the Witch King's forces.
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