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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.]

traps

(træps)
pl n
belongings; luggage
[C19: probably shortened from trappings]

Traps

 articles of dress; personal effects and belongings, 1813.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) was first described in 1982 as familial periodic fever (FPF) with autosomal dominant inheritance (13).
1) Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily 1A (TNFRSF1A) and characterized by prolonged febrile episodes (>7 days) associated with abdominal pain, localized myalgia, migratory rash, periorbital edema, and conjunctivitis.
Only one case of solid organ transplant was found in the literature where etanercept was used for the treatment of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) in a renal transplant patient with improvement of condition and no complications (6).
The target genes were those causing hemoglobin disorders, glucose-ophosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, the receptor 1 for tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNFRSFIA), responsible for tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS; MIM 142680), and the MEFV gene, which is involved in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF; MIM 249100).

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