- a 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 compartment from which a greyhound is released at the start of a race.
- catch (an animal) in a trap.；prevent (someone) from escaping from a place
verb: trap, 3rd person present: traps, gerund or present participle: trapping, past tense: trapped, past participle: trapped
noun: trap, plural noun: traps
- 1. a 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 同義詞
- ▪ the compartment from which a greyhound is released at the start of a race.
- 2. a situation in which people lie in wait to make a surprise attack we were fed false information by a double agent and walked straight into a trap 同義詞
- ▪ a trick by which someone is misled into acting contrary to their interests or intentions by keeping quiet I was walking into a trap 同義詞
- ▪ an unpleasant situation from which it is hard to escape they fell into the trap of relying too little on equity finance 同義詞
- 3. 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.
- 4. a light, two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse or pony.
- 5. a 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.
- 6. short for trapdoor
- 7. informal a person's mouth (used in expressions to do with speaking) keep your trap shut! 同義詞
- 8. informal (among jazz musicians) drums or percussion instruments I played the traps a little myself once
- 9. a type of hip-hop music typically characterized by a dark tone and rhythms involving low-pitched kick drums and a very fast hi-hat the LP will feature his raps over a wide range of electronic sounds from dubstep to trap
- 10. US informal a place where drugs are sold a trap full of dealers
- 1. catch (an animal) in a trap. 同義詞
- ▪ 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 同義詞
- ▪ 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
- 2. trick or deceive (someone) into doing something contrary to their interests or intentions I hoped to trap him into an admission 同義詞