1: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
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"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: snare]
4: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
5: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise [syn: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait]
6: informal terms for the mouth [syn: cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob]
7: a light two-wheeled carriage
8: a hazard on a golf course [syn: bunker, sand trap]
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" [syn: entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel]
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; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree" [syn: pin, immobilize, immobilise] [also: trapping, trapped]
Adjacent words: transversus abdominis | transversus abdominis muscle | transvestic | transvestism | transvestite | transvestitism | tranylcypromine | trap | trap block | trap door | trap line | trap play | Trapa | Trapa bicornis | Trapa natans | Trapaceae