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Noun
A trick by which someone is misled into acting contrary to their interests or intentions
“I suspect Bush may be walking into a trap in considering retaliation.”
Noun
A situation in which people lie in wait to make a surprise attack
“He failed to keep the appointment after sensing a police trap.”
Noun
A device or enclosure designed to catch and retain animals, typically by allowing entry but not exit or by catching hold of a part of the body
“The government is caught in a trap of its own making.”
Noun
A person's mouth
“I don't care if you all know it already, I'm keeping my trap shut.”
Verb
Catch, snare; trick
“The locals were trying to trap and kill the birds.”
Verb
To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap
“One contestant wolfed down an animal tripe taco, while another was asked to try to trap a slippery pig drenched in butter.”
Verb
To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap
“Cassian valiantly resisted the urge to trap them beneath his free hand.”
Verb
To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap
“I could tell he was trying to trap me, but I did not let myself be caught by my tongue.”
Verb
To catch or hold as if in a net
“… an ambitious young man who was now trapped in a series of shady business deals.”
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