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trapping

verb
present participle of trap

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1 to catch or hold as if in a net
  • an ambitious young man who was now trapped in a series of shady business deals

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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • finally trapped the annoying fly in the palm of his hand

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The first known use of trapping was in the 14th century

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“Trapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trapping. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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