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- A trap is a machine or other device made to catch and sometimes kill animals.
- He uses traps to deal with his mice problem.
- A trap is a trick made to catch someone more generally.
- She fell into the trap of misspelling "misspelling."
- A trap is the cover over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.
- Close the trap before someone falls
- 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.
- A trap is a device in a pipe set up to hold and seal liquids and stops gases and lets liquids flow.
- A trap is a place in a water pipe or pump where air gathers.
- (historical) A trap is a light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
- Have James prepare the trap – I wish to visit the parson.
- A trap is a kind of ladder.
- (slang) A trap is a person's mouth.
- Keep your trap shut.
- (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.
- (computing) A trap is exception made by the processor.
- (Australia) A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.
- Trap is dark colored rock.
- (uncountable) Trap is a type of music.
- activity trap
- beartrap/bear trap
- booby trap
- bus trap
- honey trap
- offside trap
- optical trap
- tourist trap
- (transitive) To trap something is to catch in a trap.
- (transitive) To trap something is to ensnare it.
- (transitive) To trap is to provide something with a trap.
- (intransitive) To trap id to set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game.
- (intransitive) To trap is to leave suddenly or flee.
- (computing) (intransitive) To trap is to capture something such as a mistake so someone can fix it.