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Tramp vs. Trap — What's the Difference?

Tramp vs. Trap — What's the Difference?

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Tramp

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

A contrivance for catching and holding animals, as a concealed pit or a clamplike device that springs shut suddenly.
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Tramp

Walk heavily or noisily
He tramped about the room
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Trap

A stratagem for catching or tricking an unwary person.
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Tramp

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

A confining or undesirable circumstance from which escape or relief is difficult:fell into poverty's trap.
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Tramp

The sound of heavy steps
The tramp of marching feet
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Trap

A device for sealing a passage against the escape of gases, especially a U-shaped or S-shaped bend in a drainpipe that prevents the return flow of sewer gas by means of a water barrier.
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Tramp

A long walk, typically a tiring one
She was freshly returned from a tramp round Norwich
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Trap

A device that hurls clay pigeons into the air in trapshooting.
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Tramp

A cargo vessel that carries goods between many different ports rather than sailing a fixed route
A tramp steamer
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Trap

A land hazard or bunker on a golf course; a sand trap.
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Tramp

A woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.
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Trap

TrapsA measured length of roadway over which electronic timers register the speed of a racing vehicle, such as a dragster.
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Tramp

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

(Baseball)See web.
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Tramp

To walk with a firm, heavy step; trudge.
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Trap

A defensive strategy or play, as in basketball or hockey, in which two or more defenders converge on an offensive player shortly after the player gains possession of the ball or puck.
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Tramp

To travel on foot; hike.
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Trap

The act of trapping a soccer ball.
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Tramp

To wander about aimlessly.
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Trap

(Football)A running play in which the ball carrier advances through a hole in the defensive line created by allowing a defensive lineman to penetrate the backfield.
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Tramp

To traverse on foot
Tramp the fields.
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Trap

A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
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Tramp

To tread down; trample
Tramp down snow.
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Trap

A trapdoor.
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Tramp

A heavy footfall.
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Trap

Traps(Music)Percussion instruments, such as snare drums and cymbals, especially in a jazz band.
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Tramp

The sound produced by heavy walking or marching.
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Trap

(Slang)The human mouth.
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Tramp

A walking trip; a hike.
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Trap

Often traps Personal belongings or household goods.
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Tramp

One who travels aimlessly about on foot, doing odd jobs or begging for a living; a vagrant.
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Trap

Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
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Tramp

A prostitute.
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Trap

To catch in a trap; ensnare.
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Tramp

A person regarded as promiscuous.
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Trap

To prevent from escaping or getting free:was trapped in the locked attic.
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Tramp

(Nautical) A tramp steamer.
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Trap

To deceive or trick by means of a scheme or plan.
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Tramp

A metal plate attached to the sole of a shoe for protection, as when spading ground.
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Trap

To seal off (gases) by a trap.
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Tramp

A homeless person; a vagabond.
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Trap

To furnish with traps or a trap.
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Tramp

(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."
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Trap

To catch (a ball) immediately after it has hit the ground.
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Tramp

Any ship which does not have a fixed schedule or published ports of call.
See Wikipedia:tramp steamer
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Trap

To gain control of (a moving soccer ball) by allowing it to hit and bounce off a part of the body other than the arm or hand.
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Tramp

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

To set traps for game.
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Tramp

Clipping of trampoline, especially a very small one.
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Trap

To engage in trapping furbearing animals.
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Tramp

Of objects, stray and intrusive and unwanted
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Trap

To furnish with trappings.
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Tramp

A metal plate worn by diggers under the hollow of the foot to save the shoe.
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Trap

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.
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Tramp

To walk with heavy footsteps.
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Trap

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.
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Tramp

To walk for a long time (usually through difficult terrain).
We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.
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Trap

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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Tramp

To hitchhike.
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Trap

A kind of movable stepladder or set of stairs.
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Tramp

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

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

(transitive) To travel or wander through.
To tramp the country
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Trap

The game of trapball itself.
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Tramp

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

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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Tramp

To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.
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Trap

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.
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Tramp

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

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

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

A successful landing on an aircraft carrier using the carrier's arresting gear.
After 100 traps, the arresting cables have to be replaced to minimize the danger of a worn or fatigued cable snapping under an aircraft.
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Tramp

To travel; to wander; to stroll.
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Trap

(historical) A light two-wheeled carriage with springs.
A horse and trap
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Tramp

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

(slang) A person's mouth.
Keep your trap shut.
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Tramp

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

A policeman.
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Tramp

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

(in the plural) Belongings.
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Tramp

A tool for trimming hedges.
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Trap

(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.
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Tramp

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

(sports) Trapshooting.
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Tramp

A disreputable vagrant;
A homeless tramp
He tried to help the really down-and-out bums
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Trap

(geology) A geological structure that creates a petroleum reservoir.
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Tramp

A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
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Trap

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

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

A mining license inspector during the Australian gold rush.
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Tramp

A heavy footfall;
The tramp of military boots
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Trap

A vehicle, residential building, or sidewalk corner where drugs are manufactured, packaged, or sold.
Trap phone
Trap car
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Tramp

A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
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Trap

Someone who is anatomically male but who passes as female.
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Tramp

A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
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Trap

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 ostensible gender; otokonoko, josou.
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Tramp

Travel on on foot, especially on a walking expedition;
We went tramping about the state of Colorado
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Trap

A genre of hip-hop music, with half-time drums and heavy sub-bass.
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Tramp

Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud;
Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone
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Trap

The money earned by a prostitute for a pimp.
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Tramp

Cross on foot;
We had to tramp the creeks
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Trap

An area, especially of a city, with a low level of opportunity and a high level of poverty and crime; a ghetto; a hood.
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Tramp

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
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Trap

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

The trapezius muscle.
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Trap

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

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

(transitive) To provide with a trap.
To trap a drain
To trap a sewer pipe
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Trap

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

To successfully land an aircraft on an aircraft carrier using the carrier's arresting gear.
After three consecutive bolters, the pilot finally trapped successfully on the Nimitz.
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Trap

(intransitive) To leave suddenly, to flee.
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Trap

To sell illegal drugs, especially in a public area.
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Trap

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

To attend to and open and close a (trap-)door.
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Trap

Of a 'trap': to trick a (heterosexual) man into having sex, by appearing to be a woman.
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Trap

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

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.
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Trap

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

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

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

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

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.
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Trap

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.
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Trap

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!
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Trap

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.
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Trap

The game of trapball.
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Trap

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.
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Trap

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

A wagon, or other vehicle.
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Trap

A kind of movable stepladder.
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Trap

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

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

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

Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares;
The exam was full of trap questions
It was all a snare and delusion
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Trap

A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
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Trap

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

Informal terms for the mouth
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Trap

A light two-wheeled carriage
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Trap

A hazard on a golf course
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Trap

Place in a confining or embarrassing position;
He was trapped in a difficult situation
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Trap

Catch in or as if in a trap;
The men trap foxes
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Trap

Hold or catch as if in a trap;
The gaps between the teeth trap food particles
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Trap

To hold fast or prevent from moving;
The child was pinned under the fallen tree
Feb 03, 2022

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