traps 1 of 2

plural of trap
as in attacks
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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as in tangles
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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as in mouths
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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present tense third-person singular of trap

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“Traps.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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