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Synonyms for trap

Synonyms for trap

something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult

a source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

the opening in the body through which food is ingested

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to gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

Synonyms for trap

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

something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

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

informal terms for the mouth

a light two-wheeled carriage

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a hazard on a golf course

place in a confining or embarrassing position

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catch in or as if in a trap

hold or catch as if in a trap

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to hold fast or prevent from moving

References in classic literature ?
My trap for crooks and cracksmen is a bottle of hocussed whiskey, and I guess that's it on the table, with the silver label around its neck.
So I put up a yarn about a wager we had made about this very trap of Maguire's.
Petya was carried out like a log and laid in the larger of the two traps.
He came back, dragging a heavy sea-chest, which he deposited on top of the trap.
The trap was already at the steps when they went out.
I told them to bring the trap round; or would you rather walk?
No, we'd better drive," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, getting into the trap.
The next step is to optimize a trap design that would allow researchers and pest control specialists to capture large numbers of lovebugs during the flight season.
He is said to have failed to attend and properly check the crow cage trap over a 15-day period in December.
Therefore, it was unknown what response small mammals would have to presentation of two traps at a station, a new trap (free of any animal odor) and a trap that had been treated with a disinfectant.
11-8 Makeshift, 2 Nambisco, 4 Romeo Reason, 9-2 Jordansoilutions Trap Challenge (8 Derby Heats): 6-4 Trap 2, 11-4 Trap 1, Trap 6, 5-1 Trap 5, 16 Trap 3, Trap 4
Trap nights are calculated by taking the number of traps used multiplied by the number of nights each of those traps is set.
As part of today's announcement, Wolf Trap is proud to feature five 2010 Grammy award-winning artists who will entertain under the stars at the 7,100 seat outdoor Filene Center amphitheater.
Bob Spaeth, President of the Southern Offshore Fishing Club, and trap inventor Tom Haugen displayed a cage that they said they could tweak specifically to catch red grouper of certain sizes--to exclude the large-end males.
The catches of deliberately lost traps were monitored and estimates of the number of trap losses and causes of trap losses were obtained through surveys of commercial fishermen.