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trap 1

 (trăp)
n.
1. A contrivance for catching and holding animals, as a concealed pit or a clamplike device that springs shut suddenly.
2. A stratagem for catching or tricking an unwary person.
3. A confining or undesirable circumstance from which escape or relief is difficult: fell into poverty's trap.
4. A device for sealing a passage against the escape of gases, especially a U-shaped or S-shaped bend in a drainpipe that prevents the return flow of sewer gas by means of a water barrier.
5. Sports
a. A device that hurls clay pigeons into the air in trapshooting.
b. A land hazard or bunker on a golf course; a sand trap.
c. traps A measured length of roadway over which electronic timers register the speed of a racing vehicle, such as a dragster.
6. Baseball See web.
7. Sports
a. A defensive strategy or play, as in basketball or hockey, in which two or more defenders converge on an offensive player shortly after the player gains possession of the ball or puck.
b. The act of trapping a soccer ball.
8. Football A running play in which the ball carrier advances through a hole in the defensive line created by allowing a defensive lineman to penetrate the backfield.
9. A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
10. A trapdoor.
11. traps Music Percussion instruments, such as snare drums and cymbals, especially in a jazz band.
12. Slang The human mouth.
v. trapped, trap·ping, traps
v.tr.
1. To catch in a trap; ensnare.
2. To prevent from escaping or getting free: was trapped in the locked attic.
3. To deceive or trick by means of a scheme or plan. See Synonyms at catch.
4. To seal off (gases) by a trap.
5. To furnish with traps or a trap.
6. Sports
a. To catch (a ball) immediately after it has hit the ground.
b. To gain control of (a moving soccer ball) by allowing it to hit and bounce off a part of the body other than the arm or hand.
v.intr.
1. To set traps for game.
2. To engage in trapping furbearing animals.

[Middle English, from Old English træppe.]

trap 2

 (trăp) Archaic
n.
often traps Personal belongings or household goods.
tr.v. trapped, trap·ping, traps
To furnish with trappings.

[Middle English trap, trapping, perhaps alteration of Old French drap, cloth, from Late Latin drappus.]

trap 3

 (trăp)
n.
Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.

[Swedish trapp, from trappa, step, from Middle Low German trappe.]

trap

(træp)
n
1. (Hunting) a mechanical device or enclosed place or pit in which something, esp an animal, is caught or penned
2. any device or plan for tricking a person or thing into being caught unawares
3. anything resembling a trap or prison
4. (Building) a fitting for a pipe in the form of a U-shaped or S-shaped bend that contains standing water to prevent the passage of gases
5. any similar device
6. (Shooting) a device that hurls clay pigeons into the air to be fired at by trapshooters
7. (General Sporting Terms) any one of a line of boxlike stalls in which greyhounds are enclosed before the start of a race
8. See trapdoor
9. a light two-wheeled carriage
10. (Anatomy) a slang word for mouth
11. (Golf) golf an obstacle or hazard, esp a bunker
12. (Instruments) (plural) jazz slang percussion instruments
13. (Law) (usually plural) obsolete slang Austral a policeman
vb, traps, trapping or trapped
14. (tr) to catch, take, or pen in or as if in a trap; entrap
15. (tr) to ensnare by trickery; trick
16. (Building) (tr) to provide (a pipe) with a trap
17. (Hunting) to set traps in (a place), esp for animals
[Old English træppe; related to Middle Low German trappe, Medieval Latin trappa]
ˈtrapˌlike adj

trap

(træp)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) an obsolete word for trappings2
vb, traps, trapping or trapped
(often foll by: out) to dress or adorn
[C11: probably from Old French drap cloth]

trap

(træp) or

traprock

n
1. (Geological Science) any fine-grained often columnar dark igneous rock, esp basalt
2. (Geological Science) any rock in which oil or gas has accumulated
[C18: from Swedish trappa stair (from its steplike formation); see trap1]

trap1

(træp)

n., v. trapped, trap•ping. n.
1. a contrivance for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly.
2. a device, stratagem, or trick for catching a person unawares.
3. an unpleasant or confining situation from which it is difficult to escape.
4. any of various devices for removing undesirable substances from a moving fluid, vapor, etc., or for preventing passage of a substance.
5. an arrangement in a pipe, as a double curve or a U-shaped section, in which liquid remains and forms a seal for preventing the passage or escape of air or gases through the pipe.
7. Slang. mouth: Keep your trap shut.
8. traps, the percussion instruments of a jazz or dance band.
9. a device for hurling clay pigeons into the air in trapshooting.
10. an act or instance of trapping a ball.
11. a light, horse-drawn carriage.
v.t.
12. to catch in or as if in a trap; ensnare.
13. to catch by stratagem, artifice, or trickery.
14. to stop and hold by or as if by a trap.
15. to confine or hold without possibility of escape.
16. to provide with a trap or traps.
17. to catch (a ball) as it rises after having just hit the ground.
v.i.
18. to set traps for game.
19. to engage in the business of trapping animals for their furs.
20. to work the trap in trapshooting.
[before 1000; Middle English trappe, Old English træppe, c. Middle Dutch trappe trap, step, staircase; akin to Old English treppan to tread, Old Frisian, Middle High German treppe staircase]

trap2

(træp)

v.t. trapped, trap•ping,
to furnish with or as if with trappings; caparison.
[1300–50; Middle English trappe, trappen]

trap3

(træp)

n.
any of various fine-grained, dark-colored igneous rocks, esp. some form of basalt. Also called traprock.
[1785–95; < Swedish trapp, variant of trappa stair < Middle Low German trappe]

trap


Past participle: trapped
Gerund: trapping

Imperative
trap
trap
Present
I trap
you trap
he/she/it traps
we trap
you trap
they trap
Preterite
I trapped
you trapped
he/she/it trapped
we trapped
you trapped
they trapped
Present Continuous
I am trapping
you are trapping
he/she/it is trapping
we are trapping
you are trapping
they are trapping
Present Perfect
I have trapped
you have trapped
he/she/it has trapped
we have trapped
you have trapped
they have trapped
Past Continuous
I was trapping
you were trapping
he/she/it was trapping
we were trapping
you were trapping
they were trapping
Past Perfect
I had trapped
you had trapped
he/she/it had trapped
we had trapped
you had trapped
they had trapped
Future
I will trap
you will trap
he/she/it will trap
we will trap
you will trap
they will trap
Future Perfect
I will have trapped
you will have trapped
he/she/it will have trapped
we will have trapped
you will have trapped
they will have trapped
Future Continuous
I will be trapping
you will be trapping
he/she/it will be trapping
we will be trapping
you will be trapping
they will be trapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trapping
you have been trapping
he/she/it has been trapping
we have been trapping
you have been trapping
they have been trapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trapping
you will have been trapping
he/she/it will have been trapping
we will have been trapping
you will have been trapping
they will have been trapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trapping
you had been trapping
he/she/it had been trapping
we had been trapping
you had been trapping
they had been trapping
Conditional
I would trap
you would trap
he/she/it would trap
we would trap
you would trap
they would trap
Past Conditional
I would have trapped
you would have trapped
he/she/it would have trapped
we would have trapped
you would have trapped
they would have trapped

trap

1. An opening in the stage, covered by hinged or sliding panels, as in a grave trap, a rectangular opening for obvious purposes. A star trap has triangular hinged panels filling a circular hole through which an actor can pop up suddenly.
2. Play in which a player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then is blocked from the side; the ball carrier then runs through the resulting gap.
3. See doubleteam.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and pennedtrap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
bait, decoy, lure - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
flytrap - a trap for catching flies
lobster pot - trap for catching lobsters
mantrap - a trap for catching trespassers
mousetrap - a trap for catching mice
net - a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
pitfall, pit - a trap in the form of a concealed hole
pound net - trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
rattrap - a trap for catching rats
noose, gin, snare - a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
steel trap - a trap made of steel with a strong spring and sharp toothlike projections to hold the prey
entanglement, web - an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
2.trap - drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gastrap - drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
drainpipe, waste pipe, drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
3.trap - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawarestrap - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
design, plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
iron trap - a trap from which there is no escape
speed trap - a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders
4.trap - a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooterstrap - a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
5.trap - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprisetrap - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
6.trap - informal terms for the mouthtrap - informal terms for the mouth  
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
7.trap - a light two-wheeled carriagetrap - a light two-wheeled carriage  
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
8.trap - a hazard on a golf coursetrap - a hazard on a golf course    
golf course, links course - course consisting of a large landscaped area for playing golf
hazard - an obstacle on a golf course
Verb1.trap - place in a confining or embarrassing positiontrap - place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
2.trap - catch in or as if in a traptrap - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"
3.trap - hold or catch as if in a traptrap - hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
4.trap - to hold fast or prevent from movingtrap - to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

trap

noun
1. snare, net, booby trap, gin, toils (old-fashioned), pitfall, noose, springe He came across a bird caught in a trap.
2. ambush, set-up (informal), device, lure, bait, honey trap, ambuscade (old-fashioned) He failed to keep the appointment after sensing a police trap.
3. trick, set-up (informal), deception, ploy, ruse, artifice, trickery, subterfuge, stratagem, wile, device He was trying to decide whether the question was a trap.
4. problem, snare, prison, cage, net The government is caught in a trap of its own making.
5. mouth, gob (Brit. informal), cakehole (Brit. informal), jaws, kisser (informal), lips, chops (informal), maw, yap (informal) Shut your trap!
verb
1. catch, snare, ensnare, entrap, take, corner, bag, lay hold of, enmesh, lay a trap for, run to earth or ground The locals were trying to trap and kill the birds.
2. trick, fool, cheat, lure, seduce, deceive, dupe, beguile, gull, cajole, ensnare, hoodwink, wheedle, inveigle Were you trying to trap her into making an admission?
3. capture, catch, arrest, seize, take, lift (slang), secure, nail (informal), collar (informal), nab (informal), apprehend, take prisoner, take into custody To trap the killer they had to play him at his own game.
4. imprison, confine, cut off, close in, hem in, shut in The aircraft cartwheeled, trapping both men.

trap

noun
1. Something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult:
2. A source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided:
3. An attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person:
4. Slang. The opening in the body through which food is ingested:
Slang: gob, puss.
verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
Translations
أحْبولَه، حيلَهمِصْيَدَةمِصْيَدَه، فَخيَصْطاد، يَحْتال عَلى
pastléčkachytit
fældefange i fældelokke i fælde=-fælde
lõkspüünis
ansaansastaaansoittaaloukkutavarat
klopka
csapdacsapdába ejtkelepce
gildraveiîa í gildru
わな
올가미
gaudytikailinių žvėrelių medžiotojaspaspęsti spąstustraperis
iemānītķert ar slazdu/lamatāmlamatasslazds
kanisval
pułapkasyfontrapwyrzutniadwukółka
pastspeljati v pastujeti v past
fälla
กับดัก
tuzakdalaverekapankapanla/tuzakla avlamak
cái bẫy

trap

[træp]
A. N
1. (lit, fig) → trampa f
it's a trap!¡es una trampa!
he was caught in his own trapcayó en su propia trampa
we were caught like rats in a trapestábamos atrapados como en una ratonera
that car is a death trapese coche es una bomba or tiene mucho peligro
curtains are a natural dust trapen las cortinas se suele acumular mucho el polvo
to fall into a trapcaer en una trampa
to lay a trap (for sb)tender una trampa (a algn)
to lure sb into a traphacer que algn caiga en una trampa
to set a trap (for sb)tender una trampa (a algn)
they walked straight into our trapcayeron de lleno en nuestra trampa
see also poverty, speed, tourist
2. (= mouth) → boca f
shut your trap!¡cierra el pico!, ¡cállate la boca!
to keep one's trap shutcerrar el pico, callar la boca
you keep your trap shut about thisde esto no digas ni pío
3. (= carriage) coche ligero de dos ruedas
4. (in greyhound racing) → caseta f de salida
5. (for clay pigeon shooting) → lanzaplatos m inv
6. (Golf) → búnker m
7. (Tech) → sifón m, bombillo m
8. (also trapdoor) → trampilla f (Theat) → escotillón m
B. VT
1. (= snare) [+ animal] → atrapar, cazar con trampa; [+ criminal] → atrapar, coger, agarrar (LAm)
2. (= dupe) → hacer caer en la trampa, engañar
you're not going to trap me like thatcon esas no me vas a hacer caer en la trampa, con esas no me vas a engañar
to trap sb into sthtender una trampa a algn para que haga algo
he felt he had been trapped into marriagele parecía que le habían cazado al casarse, le parecía que le habían tendido una trampa para que se casara
they trapped her into confessingle tendieron una trampa y confesó
3. (= hold fast, confine) → atrapar
survivors are trapped in the rubblelos supervivientes están enterrados or atrapados bajo los escombros
the miners are trapped undergroundlos mineros están atrapados bajo tierra
heavy snowfalls had trapped us in the villagelas fuertes nevadas nos habían dejado incomunicados or aislados en el pueblo
they tied a rope around his body, trapping his armsle ataron una cuerda alrededor del cuerpo, inmovilizándole los brazos
to trap one's finger in sthpillarse or cogerse or (LAm) atraparse el dedo con algo
to trap a nervepillar or (Sp) coger un nervio
4. (= retain) [+ heat, gas, water] → retener
5. (Sport) [+ ball] → parar (con el pie)
C. CPD trap door Ntrampilla f (Theat) → escotillón m

trap

[ˈtræp]
n
(= trick) → piège m
I knew it was a trap → Je savais que c'était un piège.
to set a trap for sb, to lay a trap for sb → tendre un piège à qn
to fall into the trap of doing sth → tomber dans le piège de faire qch
(= snare) (for animal)piège m
a rabbit trap → un piège à lapin, un collet à lapin
to set a trap for sth → tendre un piège à qch
(= carriage) → cabriolet m
shut your trap! → ferme ton clapet!
vt
(= catch) [+ animal] → prendre au piège
(= trick, catch out) [+ person] → piéger
to trap sb into doing sth → réussir à faire faire qch à qn en le piégeant
(= immobilize) [+ person] → piéger
Many people are still trapped under the rubble → De nombreuses personnes sont encore piégées sous les décombres.
(= jam) → coincer
to trap sth in sth → coincer qch dans qch
I trapped my finger in the door → J'ai coincé mon doigt dans la porte.
to get trapped → se coincer
Her hair got trapped in the zip of her jacket → Ses cheveux se sont coincés dans la fermeture éclair de sa veste.
(= catch) [+ moisture, heat] → capturertrap door ntrappe f

trap

n
(for animal, fig) → Falle f; to set or lay a trap for an animaleine Falle für ein Tier (auf)stellen; to set a trap for somebody (fig)jdm eine Falle stellen; be careful of this question, there is a trap in itpass bei dieser Frage auf, da ist ein Haken dabei; to be caught in a trap (lit, fig)in der Falle sitzen; the lawyer had caught him in a traper war dem Rechtsanwalt in die Falle gegangen; to fall into a trapin die Falle gehen; to fall into the trap of doing somethingden Fehler begehen, etw zu tun
(in greyhound racing) → Box f; (Shooting) → Wurftaubenanlage f, → Wurfmaschine f
(in drainpipe) → Siphon m, → Geruchsverschluss m
(Brit: = vehicle) → zweirädriger Pferdewagen
(also trap door)Falltür f; (Theat) → Versenkung f
(inf: = mouth) → Klappe f (inf), → Fresse f (vulg), → Schnauze f (inf); shut your trap!(halt die) Klappe! (inf), → halt die Fresse (vulg)or Schnauze (inf)!; keep your trap shut about thisdarüber hältst du aber die Klappe (inf), → halt ja die Schnauze! (inf)
vt
animal(mit einer Falle) fangen
(fig) personin die Falle locken; he realized he was trappeder merkte, dass er in der Falle saß; to trap somebody into saying somethingjdn dazu bringen, etw zu sagen; I was trapped into saying I would organize the partyich hatte mich darauf eingelassen, die Party zu organisieren; she trapped him into marriagesie hat ihn geködert (inf), → sie hat ihn ins Netz gelockt
(= block off, leave no way of escape)in die Enge treiben; the miners are trappeddie Bergleute sind eingeschlossen; the ship was trapped in the port by the stormdas Schiff saß wegen des Sturms im Hafen fest; to be trapped in the snowim Schnee festsitzen; the soldiers found themselves trapped at the end of the gullyam Ende des Hohlweges stellten die Soldaten fest, dass sie in der Falle saßen; he feels trapped in his marriageer fühlt sich in seiner Ehe als Gefangener; I get this trapped feelingich fühle mich wie gefangen or im Gefängnis or eingeschlossen; my arm was trapped behind my backmein Arm war hinter meinem Rücken eingeklemmt
(= catch) ballstoppen; to trap one’s finger/one’s foot in the doorsich (dat)den Finger/Fuß in der Tür einklemmen; to trap a nervesich (dat)einen Nerv (ein)klemmen
gas, liquidstauen; pools of water lay trapped among the rocks as the tide recededals die Flut zurückging, blieben Wasserpfützen zwischen den Felsen zurück
vi (trapper) → Trapper sein

trap

[træp]
1. n
a. (snare, trick) → trappola
to set or lay a trap (for sb) → tendere una trappola (a qn)
he was caught in his own trap → si è fregato con le sue stesse mani
b. (fam) (mouth) → boccaccia
shut your trap! (fam) → chiudi quella boccaccia!
c. (carriage) → calesse m
2. vt
a.prendere in trappola, intrappolare
to trap sb into saying sth → far raccontare qc a qn con un trucco
b. (immobilize) → bloccare; (in wreckage) → intrappolare, bloccare
the miners are trapped → i minatori sono rimasti intrappolati
to trap one's finger in the door → chiudersi il dito nella porta
to trap the ball (Ftbl) → stoppare la palla

trap

(trӕp) noun
1. a device for catching animals. He set a trap to catch the bear; a mousetrap.
2. a plan or trick for taking a person by surprise. She led him into a trap; He fell straight into the trap.
verbpast tense, past participle trapped
to catch in a trap or by a trick. He lives by trapping animals and selling their fur; She trapped him into admitting that he liked her.
ˈtrapper noun
a person who traps animals and sells their fur.
ˈtrap-door noun
a small door, or opening, in a floor or ceiling. A trap-door in the ceiling led to the attic.

trap

مِصْيَدَة past fælde Falle παγίδα trampa ansa piège klopka trappola わな 올가미 val felle pułapka armadilha ловушка fälla กับดัก tuzak cái bẫy 陷阱
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