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Another word for trap

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Noun
  1. Something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult

  2. A source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

    See also:

    safety

  3. An attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

    See also:

    attack

  4. The opening in the body through which food is ingested

    See also:

    mouth

Verb
  1. To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

    See also:

    free

Another word for trap

Noun

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