tenderle una trampa a
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tenderle 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
1. (general)
a. to set a trap for
Los agentes de la CIA le tendieron una trampa a la espía extranjera al pretender que estaban de su lado.The CIA agents sat a trap for the foreign spy by pretending they were on her side.
b. to lay a trap for
El ambicioso príncipe le había tendido una trampa a su hermano mayor, pero este lo descubrió y lo encarceló como castigo.The ambitious prince had laid a trap for his older brother, but he found him out and imprisoned him as punishment.
c. to trap
La policía le tendió una trampa a la líder rebelde con ayuda de algunos de sus asociados, y esta no tuvo más remedio que rendirse ante las autoridades.The police trapped the rebel leader with the help of some of her lieutenants, and she had no choice but to surrender herself to the authorities.
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