English - Vietnamese Dictionary
trap /træp/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ, (thường) số nhiều
- đồ đạc quần áo, đồ dùng riêng; hành lý
- danh từ
- (khoáng chất) đá trap ((cũng) traprock)
- bẫy, cạm bẫy ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- to set (lay) a trap: đặt bẫy
- to be caught in a; to fall into a trap: mắc bẫy, rơi vào bẫy, mắc mưu
- (kỹ thuật) Xifông; ống chữ U
- máy tung bóng để tập bắn, máy tung chim để tập bắn
- (từ lóng) cảnh sát; mật thám
- (số nhiều) (âm nhạc) nhạc khí gõ
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) cái mồm
- ngoại động từ
- đặt cửa sập, đặt cửa lật (trên sàn, trần...)
- đặt xifông, đặt ống chữ U
+a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
+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
+a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
+the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
+informal terms for the mouth
+a light two-wheeled carriage
+a hazard on a golf course
+place in a confining or embarrassing position
+catch in or as if in a trap
+hold or catch as if in a trap
+to hold fast or prevent from moving
Advanced English Dictionary
1 snare, pitfall, gin, springe, deadfall, booby-trap:
After the Pied Piper left, Hamelin had no further need for rat traps.
2 trick, subterfuge, wile, ruse, stratagem, ambush, deception, device, artifice, ploy:
Oscar was the man for whom Esther set a neat trap.
3 mouth, Slang yap, gob, mush, face:
Shut your trap or get out.
4 snare, ensnare, entrap, catch, net:
We dug a pit to trap the marauding lion.
5 imprison, confine, lock, hold, keep:
The boy was trapped in the cave without a means of escape.
6 trick, deceive, fool, dupe, beguile, inveigle:
Esther finally trapped Oscar into marrying her.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a piece of equipment for catching animals: a fox with its leg in a trap + A trap was laid, with fresh bait.
See also - MOUSETRAP
2 a clever plan designed to trick sb, either by capturing them or by making them do or say sth that they did not mean to do or say: She had set a trap for him and he had walked straight into it.
See also - BOOBY TRAP, RADAR TRAP, SAND TRAP, TOURIST TRAP
3 [usually sing.] an unpleasant situation from which it is hard to escape: the unemployment trap + Some women see marriage as a trap.
See also - DEATH TRAP, POVERTY TRAP
4 a light carriage with two wheels, pulled by a horse: a pony and trap
5 (slang) mouth: Shut your trap! (= a rude way of telling sb to be quiet) + to keep your trap shut (= to not tell a secret)
for racing dog
6 a cage from which a GREYHOUND (= a type of dog) is let out at the start of a race
7 (AmE) = BUNKER
Idioms: to fall into / avoid the trap of doing sth to do/avoid doing sth that is a mistake but which seems at first to be a good idea: Parents often fall into the trap of trying to do everything for their children.
more at SPRING v.
+ verb (-pp-) [VN]
in dangerous / bad situation
1 [often passive] to keep sb in a dangerous place or bad situation that they want to get out of but cannot: Help! I'm trapped! + They were trapped in the burning building. + We became trapped by the rising flood water. + He was trapped in an unhappy marriage. + I feel trapped in my job.
part of body / clothing
2 [usually +adv./prep.] to have part of your body, your clothing, etc. held in a place so tightly that you cannot remove it and it may be injured or damaged: I trapped my coat in the car door. + The pain was caused by a trapped nerve.
3 to catch or keep sth in a place and prevent it from escaping, especially so that you can use it: Solar panels trap energy from the sun.
4 to force sb/sth into a place or situation that they cannot escape from, especially in order to catch them: The escaped prisoners were eventually trapped in an underground garage and recaptured. + Police believe the fingerprints could help trap the killer.
5 to catch an animal in a trap: Raccoons used to be trapped for their fur.
6 ~ sb (into sth / into doing sth) to trick sb into sth: He felt he had been trapped into accepting the terms of the contract. + The police managed to trap him into revealing his true identity.(also trap)
(both AmE) = BUNKER
1 hidden equipment used for catching sb/sth
animal, bear, man, mouse
etc. | gin, leghold, pit/pitfall | radar, speed
Slow down?there are speed traps along this stretch of road.
VERB + TRAP
be/get caught in | catch sth in | free sth from
The fox had managed to free itself from the trap.
| lay, set | bait
Mousetraps are traditionally baited with cheese.
2 sth that tricks you; unpleasant situation
hidden, obvious | potential | booby | deadly | death, debt, poverty, unemployment
The overhead cable is a potential death trap for birds.
| offside (in football)
VERB + TRAP
lay, set | spring | lure sb into | catch sb in | be/get caught in, fall into, stumble into, walk into
It is easy to fall into the trap of taking out a loan you cannot afford.
| avoid | fear, suspect
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