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Definition of Trap

  • To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.
  • An old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock.
  • Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.
  • A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.
  • Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.
  • A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at.
  • The game of trapball.
  • A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids.
  • A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
  • A wagon, or other vehicle.
  • A kind of movable stepladder.
  • To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
  • Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
  • To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.
  • To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
  • the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • a hazard on a golf course
  • a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • a light two-wheeled carriage
  • a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  • drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  • informal terms for the mouth
  • something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
  • to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • catch in or as if in a trap
  • hold or catch as if in a trap
  • place in a confining or embarrassing position

How to use trap in a sentence. Trap pronunciation.

At first it seemed to her that a trap had been set, and that David was to be the victim of Oriental duplicity; but revolt, as she did, from the miserable creature before them, she saw at last that he spoke the truth.
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Many of them believed that the trap was sprung by the government party.
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Be avis'd, sir, and pass good humours; I will say 'marry trap' with you, if you run the nuthook's humour on me; that is the very note of it.
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His heart beat like a pigeon in a trap beating with its wings.
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In the gap of the hedge Ralph tore up a poacher's wire, set across a hole to trap a rabbit.
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In truth, she had fallen sufficiently into his trap to feel uncomfortably roused and disturbed and unable to proceed on the lines laid down for herself.
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To-morrow we'll go back and fetch all our traps, and then come over here again; for I do not think we can get a better part for our search.
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She was about my own age; Troubetskoi was nearly always away; perhaps he thought to trap all my traitorous circle through me, or else he was in the secret service of the hungry Russian eagle.
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Can it be a trap for him?
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When Major Alan Hawke's neat trap drew up before the marble house there was an officious crowd of Hindu underlings in waiting to welcome the expected guest.
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He is trying to trap me now," thought Hawke, who innocently replied: "Long years ago, when I was a mere lad.
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He was soon besieged by a crowd of gay gossips at the Club upon dismounting from his trap.
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There's a honey-baited trap in this!
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He'll lie to ye and trap ye!
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Take the first trap and get over to Major Hawke.
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Send all your traps over to my house!
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Who wants money?' thundered the earl, and jumped out of her trap of the further diversion from the plain request.
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They start out as much in love with each other as you two are today, and they end by being as sick of the sight of each other as you two will be five years hence if I don't find a way of saving you alive out of the Devil's own trap.
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She was greatly irritated to think that she had fallen into this trap; it was really disgraceful of Lester.
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If I give satisfaction in the position for which I've been hired for my board and clothes, I may continue to eat the general's food and sleep in the general's house and wear the general's jewels and dresses and ride in the general's traps and be waited on by the general's servants.
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Examples of Trap

Example #1
While they were speaking, Hylda had sat motionless watching.
Example #2
Hylda, who met his look with a repugnance which made her face rigid.
Example #3
Gorki's full-length novels are far from successful works of art.
Example #4
The affair unquestionably has its ludicrous side, but it was a terrible blow to the revolutionists.
Example #5
By this hat, then, he in the red face had it; for though I cannot remember what I did when you made me drunk, yet I am not altogether an ass.
Example #6
By these gloves, then, 'twas he.