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Oxford dictionary definition of the word trap:
1a device or enclosure designed to catch and retain animals, typically by allowing entry but not exit or by catching hold of a part of the body:
the squirrels ravaged the saplings, despite the baited traps
a bear trap
the compartment from which a greyhound is released at the start of a race.
2a situation in which people lie in wait to make a surprise attack:
police deliberately herded 400 demonstrators into a trap and then attacked and arrested them
a trick by which someone is misled into acting contrary to their interests or intentions:
by keeping quiet I was walking into a trap
an unpleasant situation from which it is hard to escape:
they fell into the trap of relying too little on equity finance
3 [with modifier] a container or device used to collect something, or a place where something collects:
one fuel filter and water trap are sufficient on the fuel system
a curve in the waste pipe from a bath, basin, or toilet that is always full of liquid and prevents gases from coming up the pipe into the building.
a bunker or other hollow on a golf course.
4a light, two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse or pony.
5a device for hurling an object such as a clay pigeon into the air to be shot at.
historical (in the game of trapball) the shoe-shaped device that is hit with a bat to send the ball into the air.
6short for trapdoor.
7 informal a person’s mouth (used in expressions to do with speaking):
keep your trap shut!
8 (traps) informal (among jazz musicians) drums or percussion instruments:
I played the traps a little myself once
verb (traps, trapping, trapped)
1catch (an animal) in a trap.
prevent (someone) from escaping from a place:
twenty workers were trapped by flames
have (something, typically a part of the body) held tightly by something so that it cannot be freed:
he had trapped his finger in a spring-loaded hinge
Soccer bring (the ball) under control with the foot or other part of the body on receiving it:
the ball bounced near Scott and he trapped it with his left foot
2trick or deceive (someone) into doing something contrary to their interests or intentions:
I hoped to trap him into an admission
Old English træppe (in coltetræppe ‘Christ’s thorn’); related to Middle Dutch trappe and medieval Latin trappa, of uncertain origin. The verb dates from late Middle English