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(noun, verb)
There are 13 meanings of the word Trap.

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Is TRAP a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, trap is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

TRAP has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is TRAP a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, trap is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
TRAP has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 7.

Is TRAP a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, trap is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
TRAP has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

Meanings Of The Word TRAP

There are 13 meanings of the word Trap.

How to pronounce trap:


Trap - as a noun

A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

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

Example: "The exam was full of trap questions"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
ambuscade16ambush13lying in wait
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
coup de mainsurprise attack
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Informal terms for the mouth

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

A light two-wheeled carriage

A hazard on a golf course

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
bunker12sand trap

Trap - as a verb

Place in a confining or embarrassing position

Example: "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
pin down

Catch in or as if in a trap

Example: "The men trap foxes"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Hold or catch as if in a trap

Example: "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

To hold fast or prevent from moving

Example: "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

To sell marijuana on a street corner

Example Sentences

"He fell into a deep pitfall trap while hiking in the forest."
"The hunters set up traps to catch wild boars."
"The detective laid a trap to catch the thief in the act."
"The spider's web was an intricate trap for unsuspecting insects."
"The rabbit got caught in a snare trap in the garden."
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