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Meaning of trap

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  trap
      n 1: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be
           caught and penned
      2: drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that
         holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
      3: something (often something deceptively attractive) that
         catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions";
         "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: {trap}, {snare}]
      4: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
      5: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by
         surprise [syn: {ambush}, {ambuscade}, {lying in wait},
         {trap}]
      6: informal terms for the mouth [syn: {trap}, {cakehole},
         {hole}, {maw}, {yap}, {gob}]
      7: a light two-wheeled carriage
      8: a hazard on a golf course [syn: {bunker}, {sand trap},
         {trap}]
      v 1: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was
           trapped in a difficult situation" [syn: {trap}, {pin down}]
      2: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn:
         {trap}, {entrap}, {snare}, {ensnare}, {trammel}]
      3: hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth
         trap food particles"
      4: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned
         under the fallen tree" [syn: {trap}, {pin}, {immobilize},
         {immobilise}]


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