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traps

noun
plural of trap

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise
  • undercover agents devised a trap to catch the counterfeiters
  • a bear trap

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2 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

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3 something that catches and holds
  • the promotion is really just a trap to keep her from taking a new job elsewhere

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4 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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traps

verb
present tense third-person singular of trap

Synonyms & Antonyms of traps (Entry 2 of 2)

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 traps was in 1813

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“Traps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/traps. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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