Associations to the word «Trap»

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TRAP, noun. A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body.
TRAP, noun. A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense; a snare.
TRAP, noun. A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.
TRAP, noun. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball; the game of trapball itself.
TRAP, noun. Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object.
TRAP, noun. A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids.
TRAP, noun. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
TRAP, noun. (historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
TRAP, noun. (slang) A person's mouth.
TRAP, noun. (in the plural) Belongings.
TRAP, noun. (slang) A cubicle (in a public toilet).
TRAP, noun. (sports) Short for trapshooting.
TRAP, noun. (computing) An exception generated by the processor or by an external event.
TRAP, noun. (Australia) (slang) (historical) A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.
TRAP, noun. (US) (slang) (informal) (African American Vernacular English) A vehicle, residential building, or sidewalk corner where drugs are manufactured, packaged, or sold. (Also used attributively to describe things which are used for the sale of drugs, e.g. "a trap phone", "a trap car".)
TRAP, noun. (slang) (informal) (chiefly derogatory) (offensive) A non-op trans woman or (femininely dressed) transvestite.
TRAP, noun. A kind of movable stepladder.
TRAP, verb. (transitive) To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap.
TRAP, verb. (transitive) To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
TRAP, verb. (transitive) To provide with a trap.
TRAP, verb. (intransitive) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
TRAP, verb. (intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee.
TRAP, verb. (US) (slang) (informal) (African American Vernacular English) (intransitive) To sell narcotics, especially in a public area.
TRAP, verb. (computing) (intransitive) To capture (e.g. an error) in order to handle or process it.
TRAP, noun. A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.
TRAP, verb. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; said especially of horses.
TRAP, noun. (slang) (bodybuilding) The trapezius muscle.
TRAP BALL, noun. An old game played with a levered wooden trap by means of which a small ball is launched into the air so as to be struck by a player with a bat. The aim is to hit the ball furthest, either in one or several turns.
TRAP DOOR, noun. Alternative form of trapdoor
TRAP LAW, noun. A type of legislation specifically designed to restrict abortion providers.
TRAP LAWS, noun. Plural of TRAP law
TRAP MAKER, noun. A maker of traps
TRAP MAKERS, noun. Plural of trap maker
TRAP MUSIC, noun. A music genre that originated in the early 1990s in the southern United States, typified by bleak themes, aggressive lyrics, and distinctive synthesizers and drums.
TRAP ROCK, noun. A form of igneous rock that tends to form polygonal vertical fractures.
TRAP SET, noun. A drum kit
TRAP SHOOTING, noun. The sport of shooting at pigeons liberated, or glass balls or clay pigeons launched into the air, from a trap.
TRAP STAIRS, noun. Stairs leading to a trapdoor

Dictionary definition

TRAP, noun. A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.
TRAP, noun. Drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.
TRAP, noun. Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion".
TRAP, noun. A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.
TRAP, noun. The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
TRAP, noun. Informal terms for the mouth.
TRAP, noun. A light two-wheeled carriage.
TRAP, noun. A hazard on a golf course.
TRAP, verb. Place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation".
TRAP, verb. Catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes".
TRAP, verb. Hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles".
TRAP, verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree".

Wise words

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