What is trap?

  • (verb): Catch in or as if in a trap.
    Example: "The men trap foxes"
    Synonyms: entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
    See also — Additional definitions below


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The Tender Trap (club) - Patrons & Celebrities
... Tender Trap patrons were generally regarded by the press of the day to be a cut above - articles often refer to their eccentric, period fashion sense and funky moves ... At its peak, and on long weekend holidays, the Tender Trap could be packed with 1200 patrons, the queue stretching down Darlinghurst Road, all in a building ... wanting a more laid-back experience, mid-winter Tender Trap was the place to be ...
Bob Braithwaite
... John Robert (Bob) Braithwaite MBE (born 28 September 1925) is a British trap shooter who represented his country at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico ... game shot, in 1956 he began competing in trap shooting events and within a short time he had become one of the country’s leading target shooters ... in the British Shooting Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games where he was placed 7th in the Trap Event ...
Trap - Other
... mission to retrieve a downed aircraft TRAP law ("Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers"), a type of legislation used to restrict abortion providers ...
Bluegum House Hyena Trap
... The Bluegum House hyena trap is a provincial heritage site in Graaf-Reinet in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa ... in the Government Gazette as This corbelled hyena trap was built to catch predators ...
The Forever Trap
... The Forever Trap is an exclusive to audio Doctor Who story, produced as part of BBC Books' New Series Adventures line, and the second entry in the series to be produced ... Mirror Snowglobe 7 The Many Hands Ghosts of India The Doctor Trap Shining Darkness The Story of Martha Beautiful Chaos The Eyeless Judgement of the Judoon The Slitheen Excursion Prisoner of the Daleks The ...

More definitions of "trap":

  • (verb): Hold or catch as if in a trap.
    Example: "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
  • (noun): A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.
  • (noun): A light two-wheeled carriage.
  • (noun): A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.
  • (verb): Place in a confining or embarrassing position.
    Example: "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
  • (noun): Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares.
    Example: "The exam was full of trap questions"
    Synonyms: snare
  • (noun): Drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.

Famous quotes containing the word trap:

    The little lifting helplessness, the queer
    Whimper-whine; whose unridiculous
    Lost softness softly makes a trap for us.
    And makes a curse.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    We are not very much to blame for our bad marriages. We live amid hallucinations; and this especial trap is laid to trip our feet with, and all are tripped up first and last. But the mighty Mother who had been so sly with us, as if she felt that she owed us some indemnity, insinuates into the Pandora-box of marriage some deep and serious benefits, and some great joys.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    All Coolidge had to do in 1924 was to keep his mean trap shut, to be elected. All Harding had to do in 1920 was repeat “Avoid foreign entanglements.” All Hoover had to do in 1928 was to endorse Coolidge. All Roosevelt had to do in 1932 was to point to Hoover.
    Robert E. Sherwood (1896–1955)