Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun trap

8 senses of trap

Sense 1
trap -- (a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 2
trap -- (drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas)
       => drain, drainpipe, waste pipe -- (a pipe through which liquid is carried away)

Sense 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")
       => design, plan -- (an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests")

Sense 4
trap -- (a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 5
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap -- (the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise)
       => surprise attack, coup de main -- (an attack without warning)

Sense 6
trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob -- (informal terms for the mouth)
       => mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris -- (the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy")

Sense 7
trap -- (a light two-wheeled carriage)
       => carriage, equipage, rig -- (a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses)

Sense 8
bunker, sand trap, trap -- (a hazard on a golf course)
       => hazard -- (an obstacle on a golf course)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb trap

4 senses of trap

Sense 1
trap, pin down -- (place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation")
       => confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Sense 2
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel -- (catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes")
       => capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

Sense 3
trap -- (hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles")
       => hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

Sense 4
trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise -- (to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree")

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