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 trapped trapped

adj

  • ( ) forced to turn and face attackers  ( at bay, cornered, trapped, treed )
    forced to turn and face attackers
     a stag at bay
    a stag at bay
     she had me cornered between the porch and her car
    she had me cornered between the porch and her car
     like a trapped animal
    like a trapped animal


  •  trap trap

    noun

  • ( ) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned  ( trap )
    a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • ( ) drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas  ( trap )
    drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  • ( ) the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise  ( ambuscade, ambush, lying in wait, trap )
    the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • ( ) a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters  ( trap )
    a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  • ( ) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares  ( snare, trap )
    something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
     the exam was full of trap questions
    the exam was full of trap questions
     it was all a snare and delusion
    it was all a snare and delusion
  • a hazard on a golf course  ( bunker, sand trap, trap )
    a hazard on a golf course
  • a light two-wheeled carriage  ( trap )
    a light two-wheeled carriage
  • informal terms for the mouth  ( cakehole, gob, hole, maw, trap, yap )
    informal terms for the mouth
  • verb

  • ( ) catch in or as if in a trap  ( ensnare, entrap, snare, trammel, trap )
    catch in or as if in a trap
     The men trap foxes
    The men trap foxes
  • ( ) place in a confining or embarrassing position  ( pin down, trap )
    place in a confining or embarrassing position
     He was trapped in a difficult situation
    He was trapped in a difficult situation
  • ( ) hold or catch as if in a trap  ( trap )
    hold or catch as if in a trap
     The gaps between the teeth trap food particles
    The gaps between the teeth trap food particles
  • to hold fast or prevent from moving  ( immobilise, immobilize, pin, trap )
    to hold fast or prevent from moving
     The child was pinned under the fallen tree
    The child was pinned under the fallen tree


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