1. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Definition categories: man–made, device
2. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
- the exam was full of trap questions
Similar word(s): snare
4. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
Definition categories: man–made
5. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
Definition categories: act
6. informal terms for the mouth
7. a light two-wheeled carriage
8. a hazard on a golf course
Similar word(s): bunker
Definition categories: man–made, hazard
Sentences with trap as a noun:
- I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse problem.
- Unfortunately she fell into the trap of confusing biology with destiny.
- Close the trap, would you, before someone falls and breaks their neck.
- They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.
- Keep your trap shut.
- I've just laid a cable in trap 2 so I'd give it 5 minutes if I were you.
1. place in a confining or embarrassing position
- He was trapped in a difficult situation
2. catch in or as if in a trap
- The men trap foxes
3. hold or catch as if in a trap
- The gaps between the teeth trap food particles
4. to hold fast or prevent from moving
Definition categories: contact
Sentences with trap as a verb:
- to trap foxes
- to trap a drain;