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Related / Similar Words: ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, bunker, sand trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob, snare, pin, immobilize, immobilise, entrap, ensnare, trammel

 

Definition:
  • the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise;
  • a hazard on a golf course;
  • a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned;
  • a light two-wheeled carriage;
  • a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters;
  • drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas;
  • informal terms for the mouth;
  • something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion";
  • to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree";
  • catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes";
  • hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles";
  • place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation";

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    Hyponyms: dry-gulching, flytrap, lobster pot, mantrap, mousetrap, net, pit, pitfall, pound net, rattrap, snare, gin, noose, web, entanglement, iron trap, speed trap

     

    Part Meronyms: golf course, golf links, links

     

    Derivational Morphology: ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait, still-hunt, bunker, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel, hook, immobilization, immobilisation, immobilizing, gin, noose, snarer, trapper

     

    Anagrams: part, tarp, prat, rapt

     

     
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