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    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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