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"

Related terms: confine
3. [ noun ] drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
Related terms: drain
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"

Related terms: hold
6. [ noun ] a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
Related terms: mechanical_device
7. [ noun ] something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
Synonyms: snare

"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"

Related terms: immobilisation
10. [ noun ] (transportation) a light two-wheeled carriage
Related terms: carriage
11. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) informal terms for the mouth
Synonyms: maw yap cakehole gob hole
Related terms: mouth
12. [ noun ] (golf) a hazard on a golf course
Synonyms: bunker sand_trap
Related terms: hazard golf_course
Similar spelling:   Trapp