Meaning of TRAP in English

TRAP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be trapped in a cycle

The country is trapped in a cycle of poverty and under-development.

be trapped in the wreckage

He was trapped in the wreckage for almost seven hours.

booby trap

He lost both legs in a booby trap bomb blast.

death trap

A car with tires in this condition is simply a death trap.

radar trap

speed trap

tourist trap

walking into a trap

He was fairly certain now that he was walking into a trap , and wished he’d come armed.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

offside

Shearer beat the offside trap and squared the ball for Mitchell to tap in. 3-1 to Town.

Two minutes from the interval a perfect through ball from Sheedy enabled Peacock to beat the offside trap .

Well-organised Cambridge tried to kill the game and Boro were naive when caught out so often by the offside trap .

When they showed any urgency, they made Celtic's offside trap look vulnerable.

He curled a 20-yard chip past Walkerafter springing Tottenham's offside trap to pounce on Ebbrell's clever through-ball.

However, failing to operate a successful offside trap , the Whaddon defence saw Combes walk in goal number three.

■ NOUN

bear

As he reached for the phone, he realized what he was doing-he was placing his foot squarely in a bear trap .

You step into a bear trap covered with snow.

Like the jaws of a bear trap .

booby

He laid booby traps in his house, and built lookout posts for anyone who came on to his property.

And of course, that little shit has no right to try and ambush me or get me with a booby trap !

Numbers of large mammals, including elephants, will have fallen victim to booby traps and land-mines.

Within the first 10 minutes, we had 6 guys wounded from different booby traps , mainly hand grenades.

If it really was a bomb, unzipping the cover would almost certainly trip a booby trap .

These bodies were like booby traps .

Detectives want to establish whether Mr Jowett, 43, was killed by a booby trap or in an elaborate suicide.

We must have moved all of a foot and a half before we hit a booby trap .

death

The whole lake was a death trap for birds.

Every area he tells us is secure turns out to be a death trap .

You've made a bloody death trap on the stairs.

The entrance to de Raimes' castle was a death trap , no less.

Any room with sealed-unit double glazing and only an opening top light could be a death trap .

Fire broke out in an old, litter-strewn stand which soon became a death trap in which fifty-six people perished.

debt

Susan George reveals the dynamic behind the debt trap .

It became a more serious potential debt trap than running up bills at retailers.

Job fears and the mortgage debt trap are failing to halt the housing slump.

door

They just disappeared, as if they'd popped into trap doors and been spirited away.

A dim square fell out the window and lay in the snow, a trap door to other; sunnier times.

We had the trap door , the back door.

It also has trap doors in the stage for more theatrical magic.

The trap door was under her feet, but what good was that?

Clayt opened the trap door to a fight.

The only way into his protective case was through a little trap door he kept locked night and day.

Like a magic show: invisible wires and secret trap doors .

liquidity

The liquidity trap was explained in Chapter 21.

The liquidity trap occurs where the demand for money becomes perfectly interest-elastic at some very low interest rate.

This is known as the liquidity trap .

In retrospect, it might be argued that the significance of the liquidity trap was over-emphasised.

Modern econometric work has found no conclusive evidence for the existence of a liquidity trap .

Keynes himself saw the liquidity trap as merely a special case: the case where the economy is in deep recession.

poverty

This is the phenomenon generally known as the poverty trap .

Before 1988 the implicit tax rates associated with the poverty trap were also, in some cases, greater than 100%.

This is likely to be particularly serious if either the poverty trap or the unemployment trap is encountered.

It claimed 1.25 million people could be caught in the poverty trap .

Caught in the poverty trap , they are unable to make the savings necessary for business ventures.

There is no single point in the income scale where the poverty trap begins to operate.

But they are caught in the poverty trap: they can not afford dams and irrigation systems.

Many of them are capable of organising their lives with dignity but others fall into football's in-built poverty trap .

radar

And the beam can't be spotted by drivers who use radar trap detectors.

At some radar traps , nearly 80 percent of speeding tickets went to out-of-state drivers.

I was pinched for dangerous driving last month, in a radar trap .

speed

Call it the most expensive speed trap in the world.

The plates are designed to foil police speed traps .

unemployment

So could her friends Michelle, Lenny, Tony, Sue a whole line of people caught in the unemployment trap .

This is likely to be particularly serious if either the poverty trap or the unemployment trap is encountered.

The unemployment trap has been substantially eased and the simplification of social security has had major effects.

This has led a number of commentators to argue that the unemployment trap is now of little importance to the real world.

■ VERB

avoid

A few books have avoided the trap .

John Champagne and Bob Guadiana avoided this trap .

During the next few months and years, we must avoid continuing in the trap that we were in before.

Anderson combines affection and horror in his version of the seventies while avoiding the trap of nostalgia.

To be fair to the tourists they appear to be avoiding that trap as the days trickle by before the Kandy Test.

Dole was clearly trying to avoid the trap in which former President Bush found himself after violating the tax vow.

Ronell avoids the trap by proceeding in ever-decreasing circles - or fractal geometry, as it is now known.

To avoid this trap , pick from the following list of ten top orders or invent your own.

bait

There is no need to bait the trap in any way.

That, she said later, was how life baited the trap .

Not only are they free, but one dead dolphin can bait over 350 traps .

catch

Finally, after three months of effort, we caught Poppy in the trap .

One day Johnny Appleseed came upon a wolf that had been caught in a trap .

She sees a person caught in the ego traps which the world sets for the unwary.

Be careful of getting caught in the trap of total involvement with your computer.

She knew she was caught in a vicious trap , sliding down a slippery spiral.

I suspected they were pack rats because they were too smart to get themselves caught in the traps I set for them.

It claimed 1.25 million people could be caught in the poverty trap .

Coyotes chew the leg off a partner caught in a leg-hold trap .

escape

If heat is applied, the electron may be able to escape from the deep trap .

The Smiths have thus far managed to escape this trap but just how is a matter of some debate.

fall

I trust that I will not fall into the same trap !

I tried to empathize with their own differing emotional reactions and the fact that they were falling into their own traps again.

Don't fall into that trap .

One who thinks she fell into that trap is 76-year-old Josephine Woods.

But to talk like this is to fall into the trap mentioned above of emphasising maintenance not mission.

Journalists can fall into the trap of being hypercritical.

During the 90s Washington fell into the trap of allowing events to dictate the relationship, with increasingly destabilising results.

When we tie it to jobs, or to survival needs, we fall into the trap of mechanistic literacy.

lay

He laid booby traps in his house, and built lookout posts for anyone who came on to his property.

Trying to find out for certain if you were the burglar, and laying a little trap for you if you were.

He informed the Sheriffs of his planned meeting, and helped lay another trap to make the final arrests.

And the speaker may be totally unaware of laying a trap .

There were months of planning, false trails were laid , tests and traps set up and sprung.

Clare wouldn't put it past Sam to use a rat to lay a trap for her.

set

Mercifully, he was setting up a honey trap for Jim.

He set the traps carefully under mossy logs, under grass overhanging like curtains along steep banks, and in brush piles.

Beatrix had set a trap for Maurice and he had walked straight into it.

You can also talk about the people who set the trap .

As he waited, he ran through the reasons why Newley was unlikely to have set up a trap .

The future is inexorable for all of them; for some it is set like a trap .

She sets a trap and sets off a series of events that entangle household, family and friends.

It may be necessary to set a trap for him.

shut

Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap .

He didn't annoy her and she shut her almighty trap .

spring

Arrange a net to entangle game when it springs the trap .

At the same instant, the uniformed regulars from the North decided to spring their trap .

It was then that he finally sprang his trap .

He sprang traps and ambushes on the Witch King's forces.

He curled a 20-yard chip past Walkerafter springing Tottenham's offside trap to pounce on Ebbrell's clever through-ball.

On the one hand, Jaq must seem capable of irony and flexible tolerance - perhaps only soas to spring a trap .

Will you spring the time trap ?

walk

But, this time, she was not going to walk straight into the trap .

I feel rather that we would be walking straight into a trap .

Going back there would be walking straight into a trap .

He was fairly certain now that he was walking into a trap , and wished he'd come armed.

Chambers had freely walked into the trap , now she would spring it.

Instantly, fear welled up in him again, and he realised that he had walked into a trap .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fall into a trap/pitfall

Now he had fallen into a trap which the greenest copper would have avoided.

lay plans/a trap etc

And the speaker may be totally unaware of laying a trap.

Clare wouldn't put it past Sam to use a rat to lay a trap for her.

set a trap

The cheaters were caught when one teacher set a trap by casually leaving a copy of the test on her desk.

Beatrix had set a trap for Maurice and he had walked straight into it.

It may be necessary to set a trap for him.

Or, you can set traps for them to prevent then from reaching the pots to lay their eggs.

She sets a trap and sets off a series of events that entangle household, family and friends.

She must remember to tell Mrs Cooke to set a trap.

So Gharr no only had Mala but also knew our pod and had set a trap for me.

They are setting a trap for me, she decided.

shut your mouth/face/trap!

spring a trap

He sprang traps and ambushes on the Witch King's forces.

On the one hand, Jaq must seem capable of irony and flexible tolerance - perhaps only soas to spring a trap.

the poverty trap

Before 1988 the implicit tax rates associated with the poverty trap were also, in some cases, greater than 100%.

But they are caught in the poverty trap: they can not afford dams and irrigation systems.

Caught in the poverty trap, they are unable to make the savings necessary for business ventures.

It claimed 1.25 million people could be caught in the poverty trap.

There is no single point in the income scale where the poverty trap begins to operate.

This is likely to be particularly serious if either the poverty trap or the unemployment trap is encountered.

This is the phenomenon generally known as the poverty trap.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I didn't take the money with me, because I was worried it might be a trap .

If we're lucky, the thief will fall right into our trap .

Sensing the lawyer's trap , Horvath refused to answer.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But trappers will keep tabs on the extra traps until February, officials said.

He informed the Sheriffs of his planned meeting, and helped lay another trap to make the final arrests.

The sun was moving across the sky and we had almost forgotten to check our traps.

They rolled faster and faster, a steel trap of locomotion and churning rhythms, down the hill.

This is the phenomenon generally known as the poverty trap .

To cap it off, the last but one trap contained a ten pounder.

Usually Gloria told her to shut her trap .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

air

The pollution is worst during winter, when thermal inversions trap the warmer polluted air above the city.

The guard hairs are hollow, trapping air within and between them, and the underfur also traps air.

Dacron Hollofil: bonded polyester, each fibre has a hollow core trapping still air and aiding warmth.

Dacron Hollofil: Bonded polyester from Dupont, each fibre having a hollow core which traps air and increases warmth value.

The ice is fickle, sometimes weakened by sunlight, or corroded by trapped air .

It is a very warm fabric, as the construction traps a lot of air .

As you breathe out you will trap some of this air in this mask and slowly breathe it back in.

body

The pistol had jerked from his hand and was trapped under his body .

You know there is a gay man trapped in her body !

Something had been trapped underneath the body .

His mind, alert, was trapped inside a reluctant body .

booby

So that squad was ordered to stay in place: We figured the whole area was booby-trapped .

The gooks would booby-trap heavily traveled areas.

car

Fuel spilled and ignited, burning to death 11 passengers who were trapped in the leading car .

The kids were trapped in the car for several hours until the Mounties arrived.

I remember thinking that if I had been trapped in the car , the firemen would not have reached me in time.

At clinic defenses I saw doctors and patients trapped inside cars in the sweltering heat, surrounded by violent antiabortion demonstrators.

She was trapped between the car and a hedge.

Two men who were trapped atop their car for more than a hour were rescued by a National Guard helicopter.

The woman was trapped in the car and found to be dead by emergency teams.

heat

As levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane increase, the greenhouse effect will trap increasing amounts of heat .

Many scientists blame the warming on industrial pollutants that trap infrared heat in the atmosphere rather than letting it escape into space.

The walls trapped the heat and reflected it back.

As the quantity of gases increases, more heat is trapped .

They act like a greenhouse, trapping the sun's heat within the atmosphere.

Some trapped heat is necessary to sustain life, but excessive accumulation can lead to warming.

poverty

He must confront a severe economic crisis: 7m of the country's 12m population are trapped in poverty .

In short, it was the poorer sections of the working class who were trapped in poverty with little prospect of escape.

water

The dams also render the animals easy prey for hunters and trap them when the water is drained for irrigation.

The dam trapped sediments, and water releases fluctuated wildly, depending on hydroelectric-power needs.

The trapped water pools and backs up under the shingles, where it can leak into the house.

They will help prevent trapped water from going up and under the shingles.

■ VERB

become

I had become trapped in the Black-White duality.

Rocky and shallow coastlines create the most spectacular pools, where small seaside animals become temporarily trapped in these natural aquariums.

We become trapped by our dexterity in doing so.

They become trapped within the theories and procedures that they have been taught, unable to break out of those frameworks.

feel

Suddenly she felt as if she was trapped in a terrifying maze, not knowing which way to turn.

Many employees in bureaucratic governments feel trapped .

Your face feels as if it's trapped in a dwindling pocket of air by your limbs.

Its small size and subtropical climate made me feel like I was trapped in a steam room.

She had felt trapped by the old mesh of loyalty and shame.

Today she had something of her own that she wanted to do and she felt trapped .

But they also feel trapped because of their fear.

remain

The anniversary had remained trapped in the unconscious, never reflected on.

It can opt for the paralysis of inaction and, thus, remain trapped in a crisis of belief and fear.

try

The tokens were not of bondage, no one was trying to trap me, to possess me, to take me over.

We tried trapping him every way we could think of.

The reality is a slow moving animal that you have to try hard to be trapped by.

So many times when you would not believe me, when you tried to trap we with your questions.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the poverty trap

Before 1988 the implicit tax rates associated with the poverty trap were also, in some cases, greater than 100%.

But they are caught in the poverty trap: they can not afford dams and irrigation systems.

Caught in the poverty trap, they are unable to make the savings necessary for business ventures.

It claimed 1.25 million people could be caught in the poverty trap.

There is no single point in the income scale where the poverty trap begins to operate.

This is likely to be particularly serious if either the poverty trap or the unemployment trap is encountered.

This is the phenomenon generally known as the poverty trap.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Greenhouse gases trap heat in the earth's atmosphere.

Police have the man trapped inside a bar on the city's southside.

Police have the man trapped inside the bar.

The men were trapped at a road block near the junction of I-95 and Route 128.

Workers were trapped in the ship's engine room by the fire.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Also, one photo shows a large object that resembles an iceberg trapped in solid sea ice.

I meant at least to insulate the nest with some polystyrene ceiling tiles, but I was afraid of trapping the animal inside.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, each molecule trapping 25 times as much heat radiation as one molecule of carbon dioxide.

Some trapped heat is necessary to sustain life, but excessive accumulation can lead to warming.

The pollution is worst during winter, when thermal inversions trap the warmer polluted air above the city.

Then the Eustachian tube collapsed and the material was trapped.

You know there is a gay man trapped in her body!

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