Trap synonyms

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A mesh of string, cord or rope.
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An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
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Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
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A practical joke or mischievous trick.
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To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
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A circular area at the end of a dead end street to allow cars to turn around, designed so children can play on the street, with little or no through-traffic.
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Something that lures or entangles the unwary:
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(Computing) A website designed to open another copy of itself when the user tries to close the webpage. Frequently used by advertisers and pornographers.
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The definition of a spring is a coil that goes to its original shape after being compressed.
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(--- Sports) An area beside an auto racecourse where cars may be refueled or serviced during a race:
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A lightly covered pit used as a trap for animals
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A person who, while appearing to act out of self-interest, really acts on behalf of another
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A loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled.
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A device to catch game or persons
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The definition of maneuver is a careful and skillful move or series of moves or a scheme or plot that requires skill to carry out.
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Something done for amusement to the detriment of someone else.
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To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
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To attract and hold (a faculty or organ of sense). [from 17th c.]
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To keep shut up, as in prison, in bed because of illness, indoors, etc.
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To deceive or trick; dupe:
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A surprise attack made by persons waiting in ambush
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To give a false impression:
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Working harm in a slow or subtle manner; hence, more dangerous than seems evident
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Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
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A similar liquor differently flavored
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The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.
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The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; enticement; seduction.
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A snare consisting of a noose attached to something under tension, as a bent tree branch
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Hard, exhausting work or effort; tiring labor
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To pack items in a bag.
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To set dogs on (an animal etc.) to bite or worry; to attack with dogs, especially for sport.
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To keep in a cage.
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To reproduce convincingly.
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To make (something bad) worse:
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To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
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To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it.
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To entice or mislead by deception or into danger.
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To make heightened efforts to catch a suspect.
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To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
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To catch something in a trap or snare.
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To venture (something):
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To confine; to shut up or enclose; to hem in.
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To obtain through guile or cunning
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To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
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(Slang) To strike or bring down:
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(Military) To form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision.
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To obstruct with a roadblock
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To grant, assign, or designate with a seal, pledge, etc.
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To win over or attract someone.
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To catch or grab quickly
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To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
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To ensnare; to catch by stratagem; to entrap; to trepan.
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A structure of fine, elastic, threadlike filaments characteristically spun by spiders to catch insect prey. The larvae of certain insects also weave webs that serve as protective shelters for feeding and may include leaves or other plant parts.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To relieve of care or suffering:
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A bomb or mine that is set to be exploded by some action of the intended victim, as when some seemingly harmless object is lifted
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The place in which troops lie hidden for an ambush.
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A spokesperson; a mouthpiece:
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(Uncountable, slang) Saliva or phlegm.
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The face
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To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult
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To draw into a snarl or tangle
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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
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To enmesh in a fishing net.
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(Usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
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(Mechanics) A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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Free means to release or let go.
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the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
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A sand trap or other barren area serving as a hazard on a golf course
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(Architecture) A basin that prevents the passage of sand etc into a drainage system
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(Slang) The mouth.
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One of the divisions of a golf course, from tee to cup.
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The opening into something felt to be insatiable:
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(Slang) The mouth:
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(often followed by a preposition such as to or on) To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
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To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.
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Alternative spelling of immobilize.
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(Wrestling) To hold the opponent back-first so both his or her shoulders touch the mat.
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Synonym Study

  • In extended senses, these words apply to any danger into which unsuspecting or unwary persons may fall, trap specifically suggesting a deliberate stratagem or ambush a speed trap, pitfall , a concealed danger, source of error, etc. the pitfalls of the law, and snare , enticement and entanglement the snares of love
  • Trap , as applied to a device for capturing animals, specif. suggests a snapping device worked by a spring, pitfall , a concealed pit with a collapsible cover, and snare , a noose which jerks tight upon the release of a trigger
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