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1. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.

Synonyms

  • rattrap
  • pitfall
  • mantrap
  • noose
  • mousetrap
  • decoy
  • net
  • lobster pot
  • bait
  • pit
  • lure
  • device
  • snare
  • gin
  • web
  • steel trap
  • flytrap
  • entanglement

Antonyms

  • repel
  • get off
  • detach
  • unhitch

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Trap

  • unwrap
  • scrap
  • recap
  • stapp
  • snapp
  • snap
  • slap
  • schnapp
  • krapp
  • klapp
  • giap
  • frap
  • flap
  • crap
  • clapp
  • clap
  • zapp
  • zap
  • yapp
  • yap
  • wrap
  • tappe
  • tapp
  • tap
  • shapp
  • shap
  • schapp
  • sapp
  • sap
  • rappe

Example sentences of the word trap


1. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Some people also wear plastic suits, or sauna suits, which trap heat and encourage sweating.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Throw the trap in the trash after it has trapped a few beetles.

3. Adjective
Emollients trap moisture in your skin whereas humectants draw water from the skin's surface deeper into the skin.

Quotes containing the word trap


1. The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
- Henri Nouwen

2. The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

3. The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
- Henri Nouwen

2. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.

Synonyms

  • drainpipe
  • waste pipe

Antonyms

  • enable
  • increase
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. trap

verb. ['ˈtræp'] catch in or as if in a trap.

Synonyms

  • entrap
  • gin
  • trammel
  • catch
  • capture
  • ensnare

Antonyms

  • let
  • uncover
  • rotor
  • unrestricted

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. trap

verb. ['ˈtræp'] place in a confining or embarrassing position.

Synonyms

  • detain
  • pin down

Antonyms

  • freedom
  • clear
  • available

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. trap

verb. ['ˈtræp'] hold or catch as if in a trap.

Synonyms

  • take hold

Antonyms

  • liberated
  • footloose

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.

Antonyms

  • strengthen

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.

Synonyms

  • ambuscade
  • coup de main
  • lying in wait
  • ambush
  • surprise attack

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • outgo
  • gross
  • proximate

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares.

Synonyms

  • design
  • snare
  • speed trap
  • plan

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • deny
  • disagree
  • lose

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. trap

verb. ['ˈtræp'] to hold fast or prevent from moving.

Synonyms

  • immobilise
  • pin

Antonyms

  • defy
  • surrender
  • exclude

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. trap

noun. ['ˈtræp'] a light two-wheeled carriage.

Synonyms

  • rig
  • carriage

Antonyms

  • rush
  • stay
  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • trappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • træppe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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