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  Definition of trap
  1. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  2. a hazard on a golf course
  3. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  4. a light two-wheeled carriage
  5. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  6. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  7. informal terms for the mouth
  8. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
  9. to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  10. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
  11. hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
  12. place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
Similar Words: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, bunker, sand trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob, snare, pin, immobilize, immobilise, entrap, ensnare, trammel

 

Hyponyms: dry-gulching, flytrap, lobster pot, mantrap, mousetrap, net, pit, pitfall, pound net, rattrap, snare, gin, noose, web, entanglement, iron trap, speed trap

 

Part Meronyms: golf course, golf links, links

 

Derivational Morphology: ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait, still-hunt, bunker, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel, hook, immobilization, immobilisation, immobilizing, gin, noose, snarer, trapper

 

Anagrams: part, tarp, prat, rapt

 

 
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