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Noun
A device or enclosure designed to physically catch animals or persons
“The natives cheered as their prey ran straight into the trap.”
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A situation in which one lies in wait to make a surprise attack or capture
“He was walking straight into a trap set by his enemies.”
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A trick by which someone is misled into acting contrary to their interests or intentions
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“Do not be scammed. It is just a trap used to collect your personal information.”
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Something that entangles or involves someone in a difficult or undesirable situation
“He succinctly argued that Irish governments were now caught in a trap of their own making.”
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A person's mouth
“You'd best keep your trap shut if you have nothing nice to say.”
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The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled
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A four-wheeled passenger vehicle, typically pulled by horses
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A hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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Hazard on a golf course
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A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids
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(fishing) A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water
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The state of being vanquished
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An opening for the passage of objects, material or people
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A screen for a window, especially one on a roller or made of slats
Verb
To catch, or became caught, with a trap
“If they found their way into the wilds north of the Harlem River, it was to hunt and trap the wild animals which everywhere abounded.”
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To catch, or become caught, in a trap or difficult situation
“These scoundrels are thoroughly unconcerned with who they trap in their web of lies and deceit.”
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To confine in an enclosed room or space
“He prepared to draw the spirit out and trap it in the cage, freeing this place of its haunt.”
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To catch, or become stuck or caught, in or on something
“One of the best ways of stopping the ball with your feet is to trap it between the heel of one foot and the ground.”
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To take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Martia was finally able to trap the naughty dog and bring him into her home.”
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To trick or deceive with a ploy or ruse
“The whole island has conspired to trap their unwitting visitor within a narrative woven especially to suit him.”
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To imprison or incarcerate someone
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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To restrain or immobilize (someone) by tying up or holding their arms or legs
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(trip someone up) To detect or expose someone in a mistake or inconsistency
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To form a ring or circle around
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To surround or envelop something or someone, especially tightly
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To leave behind or someplace
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To produce false evidence against someone to incriminate them
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