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Tramp vs. Trap

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Trampnoun

A homeless person; a vagabond.

Trapnoun

A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body.

‘I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse problem.’;

Trampnoun

(pejorative) A disreputable, promiscuous woman; a slut.

‘"I can't believe you'd let yourself be seen with that tramp."’; ‘"Claudia is such a tramp; making out with all those men when she has a boyfriend."’;

Trapnoun

A trick or arrangement designed to catch someone in a more general sense; a snare.

‘Unfortunately she fell into the trap of confusing biology with destiny.’;

Trampnoun

Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.

‘see Wikipedia:tramp steamer’;

Trapnoun

A covering over a hole or opening; a trapdoor.

‘Close the trap, would you, before someone falls and breaks their neck.’;

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Trampnoun

A long walk, possibly of more than one day, in a scenic or wilderness area.

Trapnoun

A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in the game of trapball

Trampnoun

clipping of trampoline, especially a very small one.

Trapnoun

The game of trapball itself.

Trampnoun

Of objects, stray and intrusive and unwanted

Trapnoun

Any device used to hold and suddenly release an object.

‘They shot out of the school gates like greyhounds out of the trap.’;

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Trampverb

To walk with heavy footsteps.

Trapnoun

A bend, sag, or other device in a waste-pipe arranged so that the liquid contents form a seal which prevents the escape of noxious gases, but permits the flow of liquids.

Trampverb

To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain).

‘We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.’;

Trapnoun

A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for lack of an outlet.

Trampverb

To hitchhike.

Trapnoun

(historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.

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Trampverb

(transitive) To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

Trapnoun

(slang) A person's mouth.

‘Keep your trap shut.’;

Trampverb

(transitive) To travel or wander through.

‘to tramp the country’;

Trapnoun

(in the plural) Belongings.

Trampverb

To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.

Trapnoun

(slang) A cubicle (in a public toilet).

‘I've just laid a cable in trap 2 so I'd give it 5 minutes if I were you.’;

Trampverb

To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.

Trapnoun

(sports) Trapshooting.

Trampverb

To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.

Trapnoun

(computing) An exception generated by the processor or by an external event.

Trampverb

To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.

Trapnoun

A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.

Trampverb

To travel; to wander; to stroll.

Trapnoun

A vehicle, residential building, or sidewalk corner where drugs are manufactured, packaged, or sold. Also used attributively to describe things which are used for the sale of drugs, e.g. "a trap phone", "a trap car".

Trampnoun

A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp.

Trapnoun

A kind of movable stepladder.

Trampnoun

A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond.

Trapnoun

A non-op trans woman or (femininely dressed) transvestite.

Trampnoun

The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching.

Trapnoun

A fictional character from anime, or related media, who is coded as or has qualities typically associated with a gender other than the character's textual gender.

Trampnoun

A tool for trimming hedges.

Trapnoun

A fusion genre of hip-hop and electronic music.

Trampnoun

A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.

Trapnoun

A dark coloured igneous rock, now used to designate any non-volcanic, non-granitic igneous rock; trap rock.

Trampnoun

a disreputable vagrant;

‘a homeless tramp’; ‘he tried to help the really down-and-out bums’;

Trapnoun

The trapezius muscle.

Trampnoun

a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex

Trapverb

(transitive) To physically capture, to catch in a trap or traps, or something like a trap.

‘to trap foxes’;

Trampnoun

a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

Trapverb

(transitive) To ensnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.

Trampnoun

a heavy footfall;

‘the tramp of military boots’;

Trapverb

(transitive) To provide with a trap.

‘to trap a drain;’; ‘to trap a sewer pipe’;

Trampnoun

a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule

Trapverb

(intransitive) To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game

‘trap for beaver’;

Trampnoun

a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

Trapverb

(intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee.

Trampverb

travel on on foot, especially on a walking expedition;

‘We went tramping about the state of Colorado’;

Trapverb

To sell narcotics, especially in a public area.

Trampverb

walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud;

‘Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone’;

Trapverb

To capture (e.g. an error) in order to handle or process it.

Trampverb

cross on foot;

‘We had to tramp the creeks’;

Trapverb

To dress with ornaments; to adorn (especially said of horses).

Trampverb

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

‘The gypsies roamed the woods’; ‘roving vagabonds’; ‘the wandering Jew’; ‘The cattle roam across the prairie’; ‘the laborers drift from one town to the next’; ‘They rolled from town to town’;

Trapverb

To dress with ornaments; to adorn; - said especially of horses.

‘Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering.’; ‘To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.’; ‘There she found her palfrey trapped In purple blazoned with armorial gold.’;

Trampverb

walk heavily or noisily

‘he tramped about the room’;

Trapverb

To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.

Trampverb

walk over a long distance wearily or reluctantly

‘he had tramped all over the city’;

Trapverb

Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.

Trampverb

walk for long distances in rough country for recreation

‘she regularly tramps the New Zealand wilderness’; ‘it had been ages since I had tramped with a whole pack’;

Trapverb

To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.

Trampverb

tread or stamp on

‘one of the few wines still tramped by foot’;

Trapverb

To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.

Trampnoun

a person who travels from place to place on foot in search of work or as a vagrant or beggar.

Trapnoun

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.

Trampnoun

the sound of heavy steps

‘the tramp of marching feet’;

Trapnoun

A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.

‘She would weep if that she saw a mouseCaught in a trap.’;

Trampnoun

a long walk, typically a tiring one

‘she was freshly returned from a tramp round Norwich’;

Trapnoun

Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.

‘Let their table be made a snare and a trap.’; ‘God and your majestyProtect mine innocence, or I fall intoThe trap is laid for me!’;

Trampnoun

a long-distance recreational walk in rough country

‘this is perhaps the most popular tramp in Canterbury’;

Trapnoun

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.

Trampnoun

a cargo vessel that carries goods between many different ports rather than sailing a fixed route

‘a tramp steamer’;

Trapnoun

The game of trapball.

Trampnoun

a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.

Trapnoun

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.

Trampnoun

a metal plate protecting the sole of a boot used for digging.

Trapnoun

A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.

Trampnoun

the top of the blade of a spade.

Trapnoun

A wagon, or other vehicle.

Tramp

A tramp is a long-term homeless person who travels from place to place as a vagrant, traditionally walking all year round.

Trapnoun

A kind of movable stepladder.

Trapadjective

Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.

Trapnoun

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

Trapnoun

drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

Trapnoun

something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares;

‘the exam was full of trap questions’; ‘it was all a snare and delusion’;

Trapnoun

a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

Trapnoun

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

Trapnoun

informal terms for the mouth

Trapnoun

a light two-wheeled carriage

Trapnoun

a hazard on a golf course

Trapverb

place in a confining or embarrassing position;

‘He was trapped in a difficult situation’;

Trapverb

catch in or as if in a trap;

‘The men trap foxes’;

Trapverb

hold or catch as if in a trap;

‘The gaps between the teeth trap food particles’;

Trapverb

to hold fast or prevent from moving;

‘The child was pinned under the fallen tree’;

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