Definition of keep one's trap shut
- Can he be trusted to keep his trap shut?
: to retain in one's possession or power
: to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
: to have in control
: the means or provisions by which one is kept
: one that keeps or protects: such as
: fortress, castle
: a device for taking game or other animals
: something by which one is caught or stopped unawares
: a football play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then is blocked from the side while the ballcarrier advances through the spot vacated by the defensive player
: to catch or take in or as if in a trap : entrap
: to place in a restricted position : confine
: to provide or set (a place) with traps
: to adorn with or as if with trappings
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