keep one's trap shut

Definition of keep one's trap shut


  1. :  to not talk about something that someone doesn't want known Can he be trusted to keep his trap shut?

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to take notice of by appropriate conduct :  fulfill: such as

    :  to be faithful to

    :  to act fittingly in relation to

  1. :  custody, charge

    :  maintenance

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

  1. :  a device for taking game or other animals

    :  one that holds by springing shut suddenly

    :  something by which one is caught or stopped unawares

  1. :  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

  1. :  to adorn with or as if with trappings

  1. :  traprock

  1. :  to move into position to close an opening

    :  to prevent entrance to or passage to or from

    :  to confine by or as if by enclosure

  1. :  closed, fastened, or folded together

    :  rid, clear, free

  1. :  the act of shutting

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a brief usually trivial fact

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