|1.||[ noun ] a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned|
|Related terms:||device web net flytrap rattrap lobster_pot snare pit pound_net mousetrap mantrap bait animal|
|2.||[ verb ] place in a confining or embarrassing position|
"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
|3.||[ noun ] drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas|
|4.||[ verb ] catch in or as if in a trap|
|Synonyms:||snare trammel ensnare entrap|
"The men trap foxes"
|Related terms:||capture gin hunt trapper|
|5.||[ verb ] hold or catch as if in a trap|
"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
|6.||[ noun ] a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters|
|7.||[ noun ] something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares|
"the exam was full of trap questions" "it was all a snare and delusion"
|Related terms:||design iron_trap speed_trap gotcha hook|
|8.||[ noun ] (military) the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise|
|Synonyms:||ambush ambuscade lying_in_wait|
|Related terms:||surprise_attack dry-gulching ambush|
|9.||[ verb ] to hold fast or prevent from moving|
|Synonyms:||pin immobilise immobilize|
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
|10.||[ noun ] (transportation) a light two-wheeled carriage|
|11.||[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) informal terms for the mouth|
|Synonyms:||maw yap cakehole gob hole|
|12.||[ noun ] (golf) a hazard on a golf course|
|Related terms:||hazard golf_course|