a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise <undercover agents devised a trap to catch the counterfeiters> <a bear trap> Related Words enmeshment
; booby trap
, land mine
a setup in which hidden attackers lie in wait <an overland route to the Far East that was once notorious for the many robbers who laid traps for unsuspecting wayfarers>
something that catches and holds <the promotion is really just a trap to keep her from taking a new job elsewhere> Synonyms entanglement
slang the opening through which food passes into the body of an animal <shut your trap before someone belts you one!>
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