Definitions of trap:
  • noun:   a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun:   a light two-wheeled carriage
  • noun:   a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  • noun:   drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  • noun:   informal terms for the mouth
  • noun:   something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
    Example: "The exam was full of trap questions"
  • noun:   a hazard on a golf course
  • noun:   the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • verb:   place in a confining or embarrassing position
    Example: "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
  • verb:   to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • verb:   catch in or as if in a trap
    Example: "The men trap foxes"
  • verb:   hold or catch as if in a trap
    Example: "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

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