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tender una trampa a
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
a. to set a trap for
Sus adversarios le tendieron una trampa al príncipe, haciéndole creer que se dirigía a su coronación, cuando en realidad lo llevaban al cadalso.His adversaries set a trap for the prince, making him believe that he was on his way to his coronation, when in fact they were taking him to the scaffold.
b. to lay a trap for
La policía le tendió una trampa al narcotraficante y lo atrapó con las manos en la masa.The police laid a trap for the drug dealer and caught him red-handed.
c. to trap
Los estafadores tendieron una trampa al anciano para que les entregara todos sus ahorros.The scammers trapped the old man into giving them all his savings.
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