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1trap/ˈtræp/noun
pluraltraps
1trap
/ˈtræp/
noun
pluraltraps
Learner's definition of TRAP  
[count]
: a device that is used for catching animals
— see also mousetrap
: something that is used or done to stop or capture someone (such as a criminal)
   b  : a situation in which someone is tricked into doing or saying something
— see also speed trap
   c  : a bad position or situation from which it is difficult to escape
— see also poverty trap
US, golf  : sand trap
slang  : mouth
US, technical  : a bend in a pipe that contains water and that prevents gas from passing through the pipe
— see picture at plumbing
— called also "British"U-bend
: a light carriage that is usually pulled by one horse

spring a trap

— see 2spring
2trap/ˈtræp/verb
trapstrappedtrapping
2trap
/ˈtræp/
verb
trapstrappedtrapping
Learner's definition of TRAP  
[+ object]
: to catch (an animal) in a trap
: to force (a person or animal) into a place or position from which escape is very difficult or impossible
: to cause (a person or animal) to be unable to move or escape from a dangerous place — usually used as (be) trapped
   b  : to force (someone) to stay in a bad or unpleasant situation — + in
: to fool or trick (someone) into doing or saying something
: to stop (something) from escaping or being lost
British  : to cause (something, such as a part of your body) to become stuck and unable to move
baseball  : to catch (the ball) immediately after it bounces off the ground
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