Definition of 'trap'
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The secret police are out to trap you and people are scared to socialise with you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the leopard cut off its escape before trapping it in her claws and tucking in. The Sun (2017)We need comfort to replenish, but it can be a trap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than one million people remain trapped in Mosul. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Farage can spot a trap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is blasted at the book and as it passes through, some of it bounces off the air pockets trapped between the pages. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fog has emerged on clear, calm and chilly nights, with the stagnant air trapping pollution. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One added:'I saw her in the road and it looked like her leg had got trapped in the car. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The hope of a shared future disappears like a body through a trap door. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The padding is buckled and you could easily trap your foot where the rails are not covered. The Sun (2008)They shut the trap door behind me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He set a trap with himself as the bait. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)These were people trapped by the system rather than being supported by the system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This could be because it is trapped somewhere. The Sun (2010)Shale gas is natural gas that lies trapped inside rock formations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How much trapped gas would they release? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Try not to trap any air inside while filling and shaping them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His case is an insult to thousands trapped by cameras at half his speed. The Sun (2006)Those who suffer from the effects of stress can become trapped in a circle of fear. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The photo is one of dozens in an online series showing animals trapped in unlikely places. The Sun (2011)It is thought the hapless cat had been trying to escape after becoming trapped in a sewer. The Sun (2016)He had survived by devising a trap to catch mountain rats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Please shut your trap until you know. The Sun (2015)But if you are the kind of person who does those kind of things then you could get trapped very easily. The Sun (2010)White can set a trap here. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her body is trapping her. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'trap'
British English: trap /træp/ NOUN
A trap is a device which is placed somewhere or a hole which is dug somewhere in order to catch animals or birds.
Nathan's dog got caught in a trap.
- American English: trap
- Arabic: مِصْيَدَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: armadilha
- Chinese: 陷阱
- Croatian: klopka
- Czech: past
- Danish: fælde
- Dutch: val valstrik
- European Spanish: trampa caza
- Finnish: ansa
- French: piège
- German: Falle
- Greek: παγίδα
- Italian: trappola
- Japanese: わな
- Korean: 올가미
- Norwegian: felle
- Polish: pułapka
- European Portuguese: armadilha
- Romanian: capcană
- Russian: ловушка
- Spanish: trampa
- Swedish: fälla fallgrop
- Thai: กับดัก
- Turkish: tuzak
- Ukrainian: пастка
- Vietnamese: cái bẫy
British English: trap VERB
If a person traps animals or birds, he or she catches them using traps.
The locals were encouraged to trap and kill the birds.
Definition of trap from the Collins English Dictionary
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