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Synonyms for trap
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trap(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sand trap, cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, ambush, maw

  2. trap(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sand trap, cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, ambush, maw

  3. trap, snare(noun)

    something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

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

    Synonyms:
    gin, sand trap, cakehole, bunker, snare drum, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, side drum, ambush, noose, maw

  4. trap(noun)

    a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

    Synonyms:
    sand trap, cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, ambush, maw

  5. ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, sand trap, ambush, maw

  6. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob(noun)

    informal terms for the mouth

    Synonyms:
    seafarer, kettle of fish, yap, snare, gob, sand trap, hollow, tar, old salt, pickle, sea dog, mariner, hole, lying in wait, mess, fix, seaman, ambush, maw, muddle, golf hole, ambuscade, bunker, jam, cakehole

  7. trap(noun)

    a light two-wheeled carriage

    Synonyms:
    sand trap, cakehole, bunker, hole, yap, lying in wait, ambuscade, snare, gob, ambush, maw

  8. bunker, sand trap, trap(verb)

    a hazard on a golf course

    Synonyms:
    cakehole, bunker, lying in wait, sand trap, yap, dugout, ambuscade, snare, hole, gob, ambush, maw

  9. trap, pin down(verb)

    place in a confining or embarrassing position

    "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, entrap, nail down, pin down, narrow, peg down, immobilize, snare, trammel, narrow down, specify, pin, pin up, immobilise

  10. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel(verb)

    catch in or as if in a trap

    "The men trap foxes"

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, restrict, pin, trammel, snare, restrain, frame, set up, bound, hook, throttle, immobilize, entrap, immobilise, confine, limit, pin down

  11. trap(verb)

    hold or catch as if in a trap

    "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, entrap, pin down, immobilize, snare, trammel, pin, immobilise

  12. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

    to hold fast or prevent from moving

    "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

    Synonyms:
    ensnare, freeze, entrap, pin down, immobilize, snare, trammel, block, pin, immobilise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trap

    Synonyms:
    snare, ambush, stratagem, noose, pitfall

    Antonyms:
    warning, beacon, signal-post, lighthouse, premonition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trap(n.)

    Synonyms:
    snare, gin, trapan

  2. trap(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    insnare, entrap, trapan

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trap(n)

    Synonyms:
    snare, toil, gin, springe, pitfall, artifice, stratagem

  2. trap(v)

    Synonyms:
    entrap, ensnare, trapan, catch

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. trap

    Synonyms:
    Stash

  2. TRAP

    Synonyms:
    The TRAP Neurovascular Filtration System: European Carotid Trial Complete www.tctmd.com/clinical-trials/tct2003/index.html?start_idx=1

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How to say trap in sign language?

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How to use trap in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Mead:

    The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. Not only does he picture us caught in a tremendous man-made or God-made trap from which there is no escape, but we must also listen to him day in, day out, describe how the trap is inexorably closing. To such prophecies the human race, as presently bred and educated and situated, is incapable of listening. So some dance and some immolate themselves as human torches; some take drugs and some artists spill their creativity in sets of randomly placed dots on a white ground.

  2. Jim Manning:

    Every day they go out, they wonder why does their catch change from day to day and what is it that drives the animals to one day go in the trap and others not, almost all of the hundreds of lobstermen that I’ve talked to are convinced that temperature is the big driver and what moves the animals. The more the temperature changes, the more the lobsters move. The more they move, the more [they are] exposed to the traps.

  3. Jack Manion:

    It's very easy to fall into a trap of tropes about burning forests and stranded animals and things like that.

  4. Ursula K. Le Guin:

    A Woman is home caring for her children! even if she can't. Trapped in this well-built trap, A Woman blames her mother for luring her into it, while ensuring that her own daughter never gets out; she recoils from the idea of sisterhood and doesn't believe women have friends, because it probably means something unnatural, and anyhow, A Woman is afraid of women. She's a male construct, and she's afraid women will deconstruct her. She's afraid of everything, because she can't change. Thighs forever thin and shining hair and shining teeth and she's my Mom, too, all seven percent of her. And she never grows old.

  5. Elizabeth Warren:

    You know, that is the trap question for women, if you say,' Yeah -- there was sexism in this race,' everyone says,' Whiner.' And if you say,' No, there was no sexism,' about a bazillion women think,' What planet do you live on ?'.


Translations for trap

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  • فَخٌArabic
  • léčka, pastCzech
  • Falltür, Falle, Siphon, Klappe, Fallgrube, Fallen stellen, fangenGerman
  • σιφώνι, παγίδα, δόκανο, παγιδεύω, στήνω παγίδεςGreek
  • trampa, cepo, sifón, atraparSpanish
  • lõks, püünisEstonian
  • تله, دامهPersian
  • luukku, turpa, ansa, heitin, pesä, loukku, koppi, hajulukko, tavarat, vesilukko, tikkaat, ansoittaa, [[pyytää]] [[ansoilla]], häipyä, paikallistaa, ansastaa, [[asentaa]] [[hajulukko]], [[ajaa]] [[ansaFinnish
  • siphon, collet, souricière, charrette anglaise, traquenard, piège, trappe, gueule, piéger, attraper, intercepterFrench
  • dolIrish
  • ribe, ribScottish Gaelic
  • csapdaHungarian
  • ծուղակ, որոգայթ, թակարդArmenian
  • trappola, tranello, intrappolareItalian
  • Japanese
  • ხაფანგიGeorgian
  • ته‌ڵه‌Kurdish
  • spąstaiLithuanian
  • slazds, murds, lamatasLatvian
  • pehipehi, tarapu, tāroreMāori
  • стапицаMacedonian
  • jeratMalay
  • waterslot, val, klep, zwanenhals, vangenDutch
  • felleNorwegian
  • beeʼódleehíNavajo, Navaho
  • trap, syfon, zasadzka, potrzask, pułapka, gęba, dwukółka, klapa, łapaćPolish
  • alçapão, armadilha, sifão, cilada, arapucaPortuguese
  • capcanăRomanian
  • капкан, ловушка, люк, сифон, западня, силокRussian
  • fällaSwedish
  • mtego, tegaSwahili

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