spring a trap

Definition of spring a trap

  1. :  to capture someone or something (such as an animal or criminal) with a trap —often + on Police sprang a trap on the drug smugglers.

Word by Word Definitions

springplay
  1. :  dart, shoot

    :  to be resilient or elastic

    :  to move by elastic force

  1. :  a source of supply

    :  a source of water issuing from the ground

    :  an ultimate source especially of action or motion

  1. :  to fit with springs

trapplay
  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


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