Definitions for traptræp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
traptræp(n.; v.)trapped, trap•ping.
(n.)a contrivance for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly.
a device, stratagem, or trick for catching a person unawares.
an unpleasant or confining situation from which it is difficult to escape.
any of various devices for removing undesirable substances from a moving fluid, vapor, etc., or for preventing passage of a substance.
an arrangement in a pipe, as a double curve or aU-shaped section, in which liquid remains and forms a seal for preventing the passage or escape of air or gases through the pipe.
Category: Building Trades
Category: Building Trades
Keep your trap shut.
Category: Status (usage)
traps, the percussion instruments of a jazz or dance band.
Category: Music and Dance
a device for hurling clay pigeons into the air in trapshooting.
an act or instance of trapping a ball.
a light, horse-drawn carriage.
(v.t.)to catch in or as if in a trap; ensnare.
to catch by stratagem, artifice, or trickery.
to stop and hold by or as if by a trap.
Category: Building Trades, Common Vocabulary
to confine or hold without possibility of escape.
to provide with a trap or traps.
to catch (a ball) as it rises after having just hit the ground.
(v.i.)to set traps for game.
to engage in the business of trapping animals for their furs.
to work the trap in trapshooting.
Origin of trap:
bef. 1000; ME trappe, OE træppe, c. MD trappe trap, step, staircase; akin to OE treppan to tread, OFris, MHG treppe staircase
to furnish with or as if with trappings; caparison.
Origin of trap:
1300–50; ME trappe, trappen
any of various fine-grained, dark-colored igneous rocks, esp. some form of basalt.
Ref: Also called traprock.
Origin of trap:
1785–95; < Sw trapp, var. of trappa stair < MLG trappe
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
something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
"the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait, trap(noun)
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
trap, cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob(noun)
informal terms for the mouth
a light two-wheeled carriage
bunker, sand trap, trap(verb)
a hazard on a golf course
trap, pin down(verb)
place in a confining or embarrassing position
"He was trapped in a difficult situation"
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel(verb)
catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
hold or catch as if in a trap
"The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise(verb)
to hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sb unable to move or get out of a place
people who were trapped under the collapsed building
to catch sb and make sure they cannot escape
Their plan was to trap the men in the basement and call the police.
to catch an animal in a trap
people who trap small animals
to trick sb
people who are trapped into a 18 month cellphone contract
to be unable to escape from a bad situation
families who are trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence
a device used for catching animals
a fox trap
a bad situation sb cannot escape from
the rural poverty trap
a trick used to deceive sb
to fall into a trap
A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.
Origin: trappe, from træppe (also in betræppan) from trap-. Akin to trappa, trappe, treppe ( Treppe "step, stair"), treppan. Connection to "step" is "that upon which one steps". trappe and trampa are ultimately borrowings from .
to dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses
an old term rather loosely used to designate various dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid, etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also trap rock
of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike
a machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes
fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares
a wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot at
the game of trapball
a bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but permits the flow of liquids
a place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet
a wagon, or other vehicle
a kind of movable stepladder
to catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes
fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap
to provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5
to set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver
Trap is the second studio album of the Belgian rock band Dead Man Ray. It was released in 2000.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n. A program interrupt, usually an interrupt caused by some exceptional situation in the user program. In most cases, the OS performs some action, then returns control to the program. 2. vi. To cause a trap. “These instructions trap to the monitor.” Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the trap. “The monitor traps all input/output instructions.”This term is associated with assembler programming (interrupt or exception is more common among HLL programmers) and appears to be fading into history among programmers as the role of assembler continues to shrink. However, it is still important to computer architects and systems hackers (see system, sense 1), who use it to distinguish deterministically repeatable exceptions from timing-dependent ones (such as I/O interrupts).
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'trap' in Nouns Frequency: #2063
Rank popularity for the word 'trap' in Verbs Frequency: #712
Translations for trap
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a device for catching animals
He set a trap to catch the bear; a mousetrap.
- مِصْيَدَه، فَخArabic
- armadilhaPortuguese (BR)
- die FalleGerman
- fælde; -fældeDanish
- lõks, püünisEstonian
- zamka, klopkaCroatian
- slazds; lamatasLatvian
- felle, snareNorwegian
- капкан; мышеловкаRussian
- kapan, tuzakTurkish
- 陷阱Chinese (Trad.)
- пастка, капкан; сильцеUkrainian
- cái bẫyVietnamese
- 陷阱Chinese (Simp.)
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