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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 periodicals archive ?
5 flies per trap per day before the period of this study (MARNDR 2014).
At each site, transects of 25 groups of three traps (one clean, one dirty, and one experimental) were established for each trap session, lasting three days (two nights; n = 150 trap nights).
When saturation occurs, the number of insects in a trap does not accurately represent the number of entries into the trap, resulting in an underestimate of the population.
Now for the technical part--putting a trap in the ground in such a way that it convinces an animal to step on the small trigger pan.
Key words: Honeybee, Apis mellifera, Pollen, pollen trap, honey yield, Sarsoon.
RSPB covert surveillance cameras monitored the trap belonging to a shoot in south west Northumberland and found the trap operator had failed to attend the trap at any point during the filming.
Pressure surges due to sudden steam valve openings and improper piping or trap misapplication, which in addition to malfunction can result in water hammer, are some of the main reasons for failure resulting in either it leaking or the trap failing closed.
However, because our experimental design differed in offering a choice between two treatments at the same location and a decontaminated trap and a new trap free of the odor of disinfectant or previously captured animals, we expected that our experimental design would best be able to illuminate any difference in preference and would demonstrate whether small mammals did choose disinfectant-free traps.
The trap must also bear a metal tag with the owner's name, town and registration number, which is assigned to a trapper for life.
Don DeMaria, a decorated veteran of the fish trap battles, compared replacing longlines with fish traps to "trying to cure small pox with anthrax.
Whether the failure is caused by a crushed ball-float or a broken linkage, a closed trap can fill with condensate and eventually flood a portion of the steam system.
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.
Using a similar technique to sample several habitats over time, Duffey (1956) applied a tacky adhesive to the tops of canes to trap climbing spiders.
Overall mean capture rates (total captures/100 adjusted trap nights) by habitat were greater (P [less than or equal to] 0.
ABSTRACT: We sampled the small mammal community inhabiting semi-deciduous forest fragments in Mato Grosso, Brazil, using 4 different types of traps, Tomahawk, Sherman, snap, and pitfall, in order to evaluate the efficiency of different trap types in sampling efforts.