trap

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Singular
trap

Plural
traps

Leghold trap
  1. A trap is a machine or other device made to catch and sometimes kill animals.
    He uses traps to deal with his mice problem.
  2. A trap is a trick made to catch someone more generally.
    She fell into the trap of misspelling "misspelling."
  3. A trap is the cover over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.
    Close the trap before someone falls
  4. A trap is any device used to hold and suddenly let go of an object.
    They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.
  5. A trap is a device in a pipe set up to hold and seal liquids and stops gases and lets liquids flow.
  6. A trap is a place in a water pipe or pump where air gathers.
  7. (historical) A trap is a light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
    Have James prepare the trap – I wish to visit the parson.
  8. A trap is a kind of ladder.
  9. (slang) A trap is a person's mouth.
    Keep your trap shut.
  10. (slang) (vulgar) A trap is a transvestite, or a man who dresses as a woman, who goes with a man pretend to be a woman.
    I saw your brother asking a trap out last night at the bar.
  11. (computing) A trap is exception made by the processor.
  12. (Australia) A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.
  13. Trap is dark colored rock.
  14. (uncountable) Trap is a type of music.

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Plain form
trap

Third-person singular
traps

Past tense
trapped

Past participle
trapped

Present participle
trapping

  1. (transitive) To trap something is to catch in a trap.
  2. (transitive) To trap something is to ensnare it.
  3. (transitive) To trap is to provide something with a trap.
  4. (intransitive) To trap id to set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game.
  5. (intransitive) To trap is to leave suddenly or flee.
  6. (computing) (intransitive) To trap is to capture something such as a mistake so someone can fix it.

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