Dictionary Results for trap


1. trap - noun

· a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Hypernym(s): device




2. trap - noun

· drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

Hypernym(s): drain, drainpipe, waste_pipe




3. trap - noun

· something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"

Synonym(s): snare

Hypernym(s): design, plan




4. trap - noun

· a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

Hypernym(s): mechanical_device




5. trap - noun

· the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Synonym(s): ambush, ambuscade, lying_in_wait

Hypernym(s): surprise_attack, coup_de_main




6. trap - noun

· informal terms for the mouth

Synonym(s): cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob

Hypernym(s): mouth, oral_cavity, oral_fissure, rima_oris




7. trap - noun

· a light two-wheeled carriage

Hypernym(s): carriage, equipage, rig




8. trap - noun

· a hazard on a golf course

Synonym(s): bunker, sand_trap

Hypernym(s): hazard




9. trap - verb

· place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

Synonym(s): pin_down

Hypernym(s): confine, detain




10. trap - verb

· catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

Synonym(s): entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel

Hypernym(s): capture, catch




11. trap - verb

· hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

Hypernym(s): hold, take_hold




12. trap - verb

· to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

Synonym(s): pin, immobilize, immobilise





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