HyperDic: trap

English > 12 senses of the word trap:
NOUNartifacttrapa device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
artifacttrapdrain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid / liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
cognitiontrap, snaresomething (often something deceptively attractive) that catches / catches you unawares
artifacttrapa device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
acttrap, ambush, ambuscade, lying in waitthe act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
bodytrap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gobinformal terms for the mouth
artifacttrapa light two-wheeled carriage
artifacttrap, bunker, sand trapa hazard on a golf course
VERBsocialtrap, pin downplace in a confining or embarrassing position
contacttrap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelcatch in or as if in a trap
contacttraphold or catch / catch as if in a trap
contacttrap, pin, immobilize, immobiliseto hold fast or prevent from moving
trap > pronunciation
Soundstrae'p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Partsbait, decoy, lureSomething used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
NarrowerflytrapA trap for catching flies
lobster pottrap for catching lobsters
mantrapA trap for catching trespassers
mousetrapA trap for catching mice
netA trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
pit, pitfallA trap in the form of a concealed hole
pound nettrap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
rattrapA trap for catching rats
snare, gin, nooseA trap for birds or small mammals
steel trapA trap made of steel with a strong spring and sharp toothlike projections to hold the prey
web, entanglementAn intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishcepo, trampa
Catalantrampa
Verbstrapcatch in or as if in a trap
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningdrain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid / liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.
Broaderdrain, drainpipe, waste pipeA pipe through which liquid is carried away
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething (often something deceptively attractive) that catches / catches you unawares.
Example"the exam was full of trap questions"
Synonymsnare
Narroweriron trapA trap from which there is no escape
speed trapA trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders
Broaderdesign, planAn arrangement scheme
Verbstrapplace in a confining or embarrassing position
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
Synonymsambush, ambuscade, lying in wait
Narrowerdry-gulchingThe act of killing from ambush
Broadersurprise attack, coup de mainAn attack without warning
Spanishcelada, emboscada, zalagarda
Catalancelada, emboscada, embosca
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 6, body
Meaninginformal terms for the mouth.
Synonymscakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
Broadermouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Spanishboca, ladrido, morro, pico, Yap
Catalanbec, estómac
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA light two-wheeled carriage.
Broadercarriage, equipage, rigA vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
English > trap: 12 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA hazard on a golf course.
Synonymsbunker, sand trap
Part ofgolf course, links coursecourse consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
BroaderhazardAn obstacle on a golf course
Spanishbunker, búnker, fosa, obstáculo de arena, trampa de arena, trampa
Catalanbúnker, búnquer
English > trap: 12 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningplace in a confining or embarrassing position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
Synonympin down
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishatrapar
Catalanatrapar
Nounstrapsomething (often something deceptively attractive) that catches / catches you unawares
English > trap: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcatch in or as if in a trap.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey trap the animals
Example"The men trap foxes"
Synonymsentrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
Categoryhunt, huntingThe pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
Narrowergintrap with a snare
Broadercapture, catchCapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
Spanishatrapar, cazar, coger, entrampar, pescar
Catalanatrapar, travar
Nounstrapa device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
trappersomeone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)
English > trap: 12 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghold or catch / catch as if in a trap.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishatrapar
Catalanatrapar
English > trap: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningTo hold fast or prevent from moving.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to trap his opponent
Synonymspin, immobilize, immobilise
Spanishinmovilizar
Catalanimmobilitzar

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