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trap

trap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word trap

Definition
(noun) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Definition
(noun) drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
Definition
(noun) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
Synonyms : snare
Example Sentence
  • the exam was full of trap questions
  • it was all a snare and delusion

Definition
(noun) a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
Definition
(noun) the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
Synonyms : ambuscade , ambush , lying in wait

Definition
(noun) informal terms for the mouth
Synonyms : cakehole , gob , hole , maw , yap

Definition
(noun) a light two-wheeled carriage
Definition
(noun) a hazard on a golf course
Synonyms : bunker , sand trap

Definition
(verb) place in a confining or embarrassing position
Synonyms : pin down
Example Sentence
  • He was trapped in a difficult situation

Definition
(verb) catch in or as if in a trap
Synonyms : ensnare , entrap , snare , trammel
Example Sentence
  • The men trap foxes

Definition
(verb) hold or catch as if in a trap
Example Sentence
  • The gaps between the teeth trap food particles

Definition
(verb) to hold fast or prevent from moving
Synonyms : immobilise , immobilize , pin
Example Sentence
  • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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