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Definition 1: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) an attack without warning

(... is a kind of trap ) the act of killing from ambush

Definition 2: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned - [noun denoting artifact]

(trap is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of trap ) an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap made of steel with a strong spring and sharp toothlike projections to hold the prey

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap for catching rats

(... is a kind of trap ) trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap in the form of a concealed hole

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap for catching mice

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap for catching trespassers

(... is a kind of trap ) trap for catching lobsters

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap for catching flies

(trap is a part of ...) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

(trap belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 3: a light two-wheeled carriage - [noun denoting artifact]

(trap is a kind of ...) a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

Definition 4: a hazard on a golf course - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) an obstacle on a golf course

(... is part of trap) course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf

Definition 5: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters - [noun denoting artifact]

(trap is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

Definition 6: drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas - [noun denoting artifact]

(trap is a kind of ...) a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Definition 7: informal terms for the mouth - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

"he stuffed his mouth with candy"

Definition 8: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where trap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the exam was full of trap questions
  • it was all a snare and delusion

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) an arrangement scheme

"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult" "it was an excellent design for living" "a plan for seating guests"

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap from which there is no escape

(... is a kind of trap ) a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders

Definition 9: catch in or as if in a trap - [verb of contact]

Samples where trap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men trap foxes

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of trap ) trap with a snare

"gin game"

(trap belongs to category ...) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

Definition 10: hold or catch as if in a trap - [verb of contact]

Samples where trap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gaps between the teeth trap food particles

(trap is a kind of ...) have or hold in one's hands or grip

"Hold this bowl for a moment, please" "A crazy idea took hold of him"

Definition 11: to hold fast or prevent from moving - [verb of contact]

Samples where trap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

Samples where trap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was trapped in a difficult situation

Synonyms for trap in the sense of this definition

(trap is a kind of ...) deprive of freedom; take into confinement

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