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Dictionary definition for: Trap

1. (n) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

2. (v) place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

3. (n) drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

4. (v) catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

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

6. (v) hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

7. (n) a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

8. (v) to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

9. (n) the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

10. (n) informal terms for the mouth

11. (n) a light two-wheeled carriage

12. (n) a hazard on a golf course

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