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trap1

trap1

 
pronunciation:
traep
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for catching, holding, and often killing wild animals.
synonyms:
snare
similar words:
bait, lure, net, pit
definition 2: a trick used to catch or fool someone.
The teacher's question was a trap for those students who hadn't been paying attention.
synonyms:
trick
similar words:
ambush, deception, decoy, device, lure, toil
definition 3: (plural) the percussion instruments in a band or orchestra; drum set.
I started playing the traps in third grade.
similar words:
drums, percussion
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: trapped, trapping, traps
definition 1: to catch in a trap.
They trapped a mouse in the attic.
synonyms:
catch, snare, take
similar words:
bag, net
definition 2: to catch by fooling or tricking.
They trapped her into telling where the gift was hidden.
similar words:
ambush, catch, decoy, entangle, take, trick
derivation: traplike (adj.)
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