Definition of trap

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • trap is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • trap is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • trap is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of trap


  • to hold fast or prevent from moving (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. immobilise
    2. immobilize
    3. pin
  • catch in or as if in a trap (verb)

    Examples

    1. The men trap foxes

    Synonyms

    1. ensnare
    2. entrap
    3. snare
    4. trammel
  • something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares (noun)

    Examples

    1. the exam was full of trap questions

    Synonyms

    1. snare
  • a hazard on a golf course (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bunker
    2. sand trap
  • informal terms for the mouth (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cakehole
    2. gob
    3. hole
    4. maw
    5. yap
  • place in a confining or embarrassing position (verb)

    Examples

    1. He was trapped in a difficult situation

    Synonyms

    1. pin down
  • the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. ambuscade
    2. ambush
    3. lying in wait
  • a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned (noun)
  • a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters (noun)
  • a light two-wheeled carriage (noun)
  • drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas (noun)
  • hold or catch as if in a trap (verb)

    Examples

    1. The gaps between the teeth trap food particles

See definition of trap in Merriam Webster

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