[ træp ] Pronunciation: "trap" in a sentence
Noun: trap trap
- A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
- Drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
- Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
"the exam was full of trap questions"
- A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
- The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
- ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait
- Informal term for the mouth
- cakehole [Brit], hole, maw, yap, gob [Brit]
- A light two-wheeled carriage
- A hazard on a golf course
- bunker, sand trap
- Place in a confining or embarrassing position
"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
- pin down
- Catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
- entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
- Hold or catch as if in a trap
"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
- To hold fast or prevent from moving
- pin, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]
Derived forms: traps, trapped, trapping
See also: trapper
Type of: capture, carriage, catch, confine, coup de main, design, detain, device, drain, drainpipe, equipage, hazard, hold, mechanical device, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, plan, rig, rima oris, surprise attack, take hold, waste pipe
Part of: golf course, links course
n. the mouth. (Crude.)
• Shut your trap!
• Put this in your trap and chew it up.
Noun. The mouth. E.g."Shut your trap you noisy bugger.”
A device to maintain a water seal against sewer gases, air, and odors; also called a stench trap.2.
A removable section of a theater stage floor.3.
Same as traprock.
tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (Marine Corps); tactical related applications; tanks, racks, adapters, and pylons; terrorism research and analysis program
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- the russians did, to trap napoleon.
- for some women marriage is a trap.
- it seemed such a pitiful stupid trap.
- i am the hunter; i am the one who sets traps.
- a filter traps dust from the air.