- All of us must have seen pictures of animals caught in traps, a horrible slow painful death.
- She had her hands over her mouth, and her eyes looked like an animal caught in a trap, bleeding its life away.
- It would also ban the use of snares and traps to catch wild animals.
- Tyrone came racing out of the traps like well-trained greyhounds hungry for the only prize that mattered.
- But it's like, he's scarcely out of the traps when the race is over, if you know what I mean.
- Saturday morning traffic, cars stalled like greyhounds waiting for the traps to open.
- Much influenced by the battle of Cannae, he dwelt on the need for the left wing to fall back before the French, drawing them deeper into the trap.
- Over a career involving many dozens of battles, sieges, and skirmishes, Cromwell was beaten once: at Clonmel in May 1650, when he walked into a trap laid by Hugh O'Neill.
- As we said, the American soldier is qualified to perform cinematic roles only and the enemy will lose his heaviest casualties in these traps.
- I suspect Bush may be walking into a trap in considering retaliation.
- This is a trap, a trick, something sneaky to test me.
- I felt he was so used to being dismissed that he found my compliments false, a trick, a trap, a delusion.
- The call for women to start families earlier fell into the trap of ignoring the social and economic realities forcing many women to put off childbirth, they said.
- But he too fell into the trap of name-calling and distortion when he derided ‘populism of the left that rejects globalisation’.
- By far one of the most thought provoking reads I've had in a long time. I fell into the trap of buying the movie not 10 minutes after putting it down.
- Stacking this way also avoids creating a water trap, or gutter, between the bales, which can lead to water entering the bales between the film layers over an extended time.
- Pitchers are pitfall traps containing enzymes that digest insects and small animals.
- They contend this might protect them from flood waters from the Burren, but would act as a water trap for flood waters coming off the Mourne Mountains.
- Close the water valves and disconnect the water lines just above the valves and the drain piping at the trap.
- If some such object is presently lodged in your toilet trap, it may be necessary to detach the bowl from the floor.
- For the first time, I've experienced a most unwelcome intrusion into the most sacred of personal spaces - the toilet trap.
- It can maintain the shape of sand traps and bunkers as well as quickly create flower beds and tree rings in other parts of the landscape.
- How many of you playing out of a sand trap at a local golf course have considered which beach the sand originated from?
- He kept Europe ahead at the ninth with a sensational bunker shot from an awkward lie in a greenside trap, followed by a successful putt.
- From his window he could see the Pyramids, but all he wanted to see was a photograph of Tommy, the pony which pulled the trap for the two of them on their last ride together.
- All these animals were pets apart from the two work horses which pulled the trap to town to take my father to work in the family business.
- Got a bottle of milk & a man, horse & trap to pull us through the Waitaho river which is about a mile from the house.
- We had to load the clay pigeons into the traps.
- Now Bill wasn't too good on his feet but he was a very keen clay pigeon shooter and kept his old hammer gun hidden in his cabin along with a clay pigeon trap which he handed to his friend.
- I noticed the first little clump of snowdrops, by an old beech tree, as I was setting up my clay pigeon trap on the top of a steep bank.
- I kept my trap shut while he was foul mouthing my bosses and I just laughed along.
- They landed in her cleavage, and when she looked up at me to complain, she must have seen the look of a cold-blooded murderer in my eyes because she shut her trap real quick.
- This doctor should mind her own business, shut her trap and get a life.
- And, placed with care, the balance between cymbals and traps was perfect.
- Before you've even taken it all in, the traps and hi-hats have locked right in, as well as a deeper, grittier guitar snarl.
- The drum room boasts a percussion-friendly low-mid frequency boost that's tunable with movable traps.
verb (traps, trapping, trapped)[with object] Back to top
- Once he dreamed he was trying to trap foxes but kept catching Dalmatians.
- The second panel describes how coastal tribes came on seasonal trips for food, trapping birds and catching eels.
- Russell, a fifth generation sheep farmer, has trapped wild dogs most of his life and has come out of retirement to help control the explosion in the wild dog population.
- Pictorially, for Louis de Roncherolles there is no escape; he is trapped for perpetuity within a closed circle of mourning and death.
- The hopelessness and lack of escape traps the young girl in a never-ending cycle of exploitation.
- The checkpoint opens and closes randomly, trapping students and workers on the wrong side after a day at work or school, preventing them from returning home.
- His body is trapped permanently in a glacier beneath the mountain that took him.
- Her whole body is totally trapped - if she moves at all, her bones break.
- She also realised most of her body was trapped, and this made Victoria scared.
- Because there is no doubt about his ability, as evidenced by the superb piece of skill he showed when trapping a through ball in the first half before jinking his way past three players to work an opening.
- Forlan traps the ball on the left-hand side of the box and volleys it first time through a crowded area and to the left of a diving Sylva.
- After 13 minutes a long punt up field by Worns found Kevin Kuranyi who trapped the ball with his chest, turned but fired wide from the edge of the box.
- The trick is trapping someone into thinking it the problem has to be dealt with in polar opposites.
- They liked seeing if they could trick and trap her.
- She was trapped by her sister, Carol, who tricked her into confessing her secret and used a hidden tape recorder to record her words.
- trap-like adjective
- Example sentences
- Like the designs on Iatmul lime containers or the interweaving patterns of Celtic knot work, kinship diagrams and uli, as both physical images and analytical concepts, exert a difficult trap-like influence.
- It opened its mouth hungrily, showing its trap-like jaw once again while it salivated onto the floor.
- As fish swim by, the angelshark bursts up and surprises the prey, catching it in its trap-like jaws.
Old English træppe (in coltetræppe 'Christ's thorn'); related to Middle Dutch trappe and medieval Latin trappa, of uncertain origin. The verb dates from late Middle English.
Words that rhyme with trapbap, cap, chap, clap, dap, entrap, enwrap, flap, frap, gap, giftwrap, hap, knap, lap, Lapp, map, nap, nappe, pap, rap, sap, schappe, scrap, slap, snap, strap, tap, wrap, yap, zap
Late Middle English: from the obsolete noun trap 'trappings', from Old French drap 'drape'.
noun[mass noun] North American
- This mineral may have been derived from the mafic traprock.
Late 18th century: from Swedish trapp, from trappa 'stair' (because of the often stair-like appearance of its outcroppings).
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