"traps" in the noun sense
a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
3. trap, snare
something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
"the exam was full of trap questions"
"it was all a snare and delusion"
a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
5. ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
6. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
informal terms for the mouth
a light two-wheeled carriage
8. bunker, sand trap, trap
a hazard on a golf course
"traps" in the verb sense
1. trap, pin down
place in a confining or embarrassing position
"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
hold or catch as if in a trap
"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
4. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise
to hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
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