Synonyms of trap


1. trap, device

usage: a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

2. trap, drain, drainpipe, waste pipe

usage: drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

3. trap, snare, design, plan

usage: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"

4. trap, mechanical device

usage: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

5. ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap, surprise attack, coup de main

usage: the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

6. trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

usage: informal terms for the mouth

7. trap, carriage, equipage, rig

usage: a light two-wheeled carriage

8. bunker, sand trap, trap, hazard

usage: a hazard on a golf course


1. trap, pin down, confine, detain

usage: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel, capture, catch

usage: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

3. trap, hold, take hold

usage: hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

4. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise

usage: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

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