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trap

 
Noun trap has 8 senses
  1. trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
    --1 is a kind of
    device
    --1 has parts: bait, decoy, lure
    --1 has particulars:
     flytrap; lobster pot; mantrap; mousetrap; net; pit, pitfall; pound net; rattrap; snare, gin, noose; web, entanglement
    Derived form: verb trap2
  2. trap - drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
    --2 is a kind of
    drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
  3. trap, snare - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
    --3 is a kind of design, plan
    --3 has particulars: iron trap; speed trap
    Derived form: verb trap1
  4. trap - a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
    --4 is a kind of
    mechanical device
  5. ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    --5 is a kind of surprise attack, coup de main
    --5 has particulars: dry-gulching
  6. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob - informal terms for the mouth
    --6 is a kind of mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
  7. trap - a light two-wheeled carriage
    --7 is a kind of
    carriage, equipage, rig
  8. bunker, sand trap, trap - a hazard on a golf course
    --8 is a kind of hazard
    --8 is a part of golf course, golf links, links
Verb trap has 4 senses
  1. trap - place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
    --1 is one way to
    confine, detain
    Derived form: noun trap3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
    --2 is one way to capture, catch
    Derived forms: noun trap1, noun trapper1
    Sample sentence:
    They trap the animals
  3. trap - hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
    --3 is one way to
    hold, take hold
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise - to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to trap his opponent
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