Complete Definition of "trap"

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English
Image:Leghold trap.JPG|thumb|right|300px|leghold trap

Pronunciation
IPA|/træp/
audio|en-us-trap.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æp

Etymology 1
OE. træppe (in coletræppe), treppe, of uncertain ultimate origin. Cognate with French trappe, Spanish trampa.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body.

#: I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse problem.

  1. A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense.

#: Unfortunately she fell into the trap of confusing biology with destiny.

  1. A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.

#: Close the trap, would you, before someone falls and breaks their neck.

  1. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball; the game of trapball itself.
  2. Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object.

#: They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.

  1. A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids.
  2. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
  3. historical A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.

#: Have James prepare the trap â I wish to visit the parson.

  1. A kind of movable stepladder.
  2. slang A persons' mouth.

#: To ask a person not to reveal any information
#: Keep your trap shut.

  1. (plural) belongings

#* 1870, w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain, Running for Governor,
#: ...his cabin-mates in Montana losing small valuables from time to time, until at last, these things having been invariably found on Mr. Twain's person or in his "trunk" (newspaper he rolled his traps in)...

  1. slang|pejorative A transvestite, a man that one engages in a relationship with, believing him to be a woman.

#: I saw your brother asking a trap out last night at the bar!

Synonyms
snare

Translations
trans-top|device designed to catch or kill animals
Czech: t-|cs|past|f, t-|cs|léÄka|f
Finnish: t+|fi|ansa, t-|fi|loukku
Japanese: Jpan|ç½  (Jpan|ããª, wana)
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Kurdish:

Russian: t|ru|ловÑÑка|f|trlovúška|scCyrl, t|ru|западнÑ|f|trzapadn'á|scCyrl, t|ru|капкан|m|trkapkán|scCyrl leghold trap, t|ru|Ñилок|m|trsilók|scCyrl noose trap
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trans-top|trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense
Finnish: t+|fi|ansa
Japanese: Jpan|ç½  (Jpan|ããª, wana)
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Russian: t|ru|ловÑÑка|f|trlovúška|scCyrl, t|ru|западнÑ|f|trzapadn'á|scCyrl
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trans-top|covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor
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Russian: t+|ru|лÑк|m|trl'uk|scCyrl
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trans-top|wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball; the game of trapball itself
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trans-top|device used to hold and suddenly release an object
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trans-top|bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe to prevent the escape of noxious gases
Finnish: hajulukko
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trans-top|place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet
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trans-top|(historical) light two-wheeled carriage with springs
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trans-top|kind of movable stepladder
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trans-top|slang: mouth
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trans-top|belongings
Finnish: tavarat p
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trans-top|slang: transvestite
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ttbc|Albanian: kurth m
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|ÙØ®|ÙÙخ٠unicode|(faÏÏ) m
ttbc|Chinese: é·é± (xiànjÇng)
ttbc|Dutch: val f (1,2), trapladder f (8)
ttbc|French: piège m (1,2), traquenard m (2)
ttbc|German: Falle f
ttbc|Hungarian: csapda
ttbc|Italian: trappola f (1,2)
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ttbc|Korean: ë« (deoch, deot), í¨ì  (é·ç©½, hamjeong)
ttbc|Polish: puÅapka
ttbc|Portuguese: armadilha f
ttbc|Romanian: cursÄ f
ttbc|Slovak: pasca f (1,2), lesť f (2)
ttbc|Spanish: trampa f, cepo n
ttbc|Swedish: fälla
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Verb
en-verb|trapp|ing

  1. transitive To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
  2. transitive To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
  3. transitive To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe.
  4. intransitive To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
  5. intransitive To leave suddenly, to flee.

Translations
trans-top|(transitive) to catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes
Finnish: t-|fi|ansastaa
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trans-top|(transitive) to ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap
Finnish: ajaa ansa|ansaan
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trans-top|(transitive) to provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe.
Finnish: asentaa hajulukko
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trans-top|(intransitive) to set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
Finnish: ansoittaa, ansastaa
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trans-top|(intransitive) to leave suddenly, to flee
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ttbc|French: piéger
ttbc|Spanish: atrapar
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Related terms
entrap
entrapment

Etymology 2
From Sw. trapp, from trappa âstairâ.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.

Adjective
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  1. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

Dutch

Noun
trap m (plural: trappen, diminutive: trapje)

  1. stair, staircase
  2. kick
  3. bustard
  4. degree

Derived terms
vergelijkende trap (4)
overtreffende trap (4)
stellende trap (4)

Verb
trap

  1. first person singular present tense of trappen

Translations
English: t-|en|kick|xs=English

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