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English noun: trap

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


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)entanglement, flytrap, gin, lobster pot, mantrap, mousetrap, net, noose, pit, pitfall, pound net, rattrap, snare, steel trap, web


Part holonymbait, decoy, lure


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

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


Broader (hypernym)drain, drainpipe, waste pipe

3. trap (cognition) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares


SamplesThe exam was full of trap questions.
It was all a snare and delusion.


Synonymssnare


Broader (hypernym)design, plan


Narrower (hyponym)iron trap, speed trap

4. trap (artifact) a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters


Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

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


Synonymsambuscade, ambush, lying in wait


Broader (hypernym)coup de main, surprise attack


Narrower (hyponym)dry-gulching

6. trap (body) informal terms for the mouth


Synonymscakehole, gob, hole, maw, yap


Broader (hypernym)mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

7. trap (artifact) a light two-wheeled carriage


Broader (hypernym)carriage, equipage, rig

8. trap (artifact) a hazard on a golf course


Synonymsbunker, sand trap


Broader (hypernym)hazard


Part meronymgolf course, links course


English verb: trap

1. trap (social) place in a confining or embarrassing position


SamplesHe was trapped in a difficult situation.


Synonymspin down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confine, detain

2. trap (contact) catch in or as if in a trap


SamplesThe men trap foxes.


ExamplesThey trap the animals


Synonymsensnare, entrap, snare, trammel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch


Narrower (hyponym)gin


Domain categoryhunt, hunting

3. trap (contact) hold or catch as if in a trap


SamplesThe gaps between the teeth trap food particles.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, take hold

4. trap (contact) to hold fast or prevent from moving


SamplesThe child was pinned under the fallen tree.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to trap his opponent


Synonymsimmobilise, immobilize, pin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something









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