Synonyms for trap

Synonyms for (noun) trap

Synonyms: trap, lying in wait, ambuscade, ambush

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

Similar words: surprise attack, coup de main

Definition: an attack without warning


Synonyms: bunker, sand trap, trap

Definition: a hazard on a golf course

Similar words: hazard

Definition: an obstacle on a golf course


Synonyms: trap

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

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: trap

Definition: a light two-wheeled carriage

Similar words: carriage, equipage, rig

Definition: a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses


Synonyms: trap

Definition: a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters

Similar words: mechanical device

Definition: mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles


Synonyms: trap

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

Similar words: drain, drainpipe, waste pipe

Definition: a pipe through which liquid is carried away


Synonyms: gob, hole, yap, maw, trap, cakehole

Definition: informal terms for the mouth

Similar words: oral cavity, oral fissure, mouth, rima oris

Definition: the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge

Usage: he stuffed his mouth with candy


Synonyms: snare, trap

Definition: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

Usage: the exam was full of trap questions; it was all a snare and delusion

Similar words: design, plan

Definition: an arrangement scheme

Usage: the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult; it was an excellent design for living; a plan for seating guests

Synonyms for (verb) trap

Synonyms: snare, trammel, trap, ensnare, entrap

Definition: catch in or as if in a trap

Usage: The men trap foxes

Similar words: capture, catch

Definition: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Usage: I caught a rabbit in the trap today


Synonyms: trap

Definition: hold or catch as if in a trap

Usage: The gaps between the teeth trap food particles

Similar words: take hold, hold

Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip

Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him


Synonyms: trap, pin down

Definition: place in a confining or embarrassing position

Usage: He was trapped in a difficult situation

Similar words: detain, confine

Definition: deprive of freedom; take into confinement