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trap1

trap1

 
 
pronunciation:
traep
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for catching, holding, and often killing wild animals and game, rodents, or the like.
synonyms:
snare
similar words:
bait, booby trap, deadfall, lure, mousetrap, net, pit, pitfall, tripwire
definition 2: a trick or deception used to catch or expose someone by surprise.
synonyms:
booby trap, mousetrap, stratagem, trick, wile
similar words:
ambush, artifice, come-on, deception, decoy, device, lure, machination, net, ploy, ruse, snare, subterfuge, toil
definition 3: any of various receptacles for removing unwanted substances from a flow, as of water, or for preventing the escape of gases, as in a drain pipe.
similar words:
catch, filter, strainer
definition 4: (pl.) the percussion instruments in a band or orchestra; drum set.
similar words:
drums, percussion
definition 5: a sand-filled depression providing an obstacle on a golf course; sand trap.
similar words:
pit
definition 6: a device for hurling clay pigeons into the air for trapshooting.
similar words:
catapult, slingshot
definition 7: (slang) one's mouth.
Shut your trap!
synonyms:
mouth, yap
similar words:
jaw
definition 8: a light, two-wheeled carriage pulled usually by a single horse.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trapped, trapping, traps
definition 1: to catch in a trap.
synonyms:
catch, ensnare, entrap, snare, take
similar words:
bag, capture, enmesh, net, snag
definition 2: to catch by deceit or trickery.
synonyms:
ensnare, entrap, mousetrap
similar words:
ambush, bushwhack, catch, decoy, enmesh, entangle, inveigle, snare, take, trick, trip
definition 3: in sports, to catch (a ball) just after it has bounced, by smothering it against the ground.
similar words:
catch, ground, stop
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage in the trapping of animals for their pelts.
derivation: traplike (adj.)
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