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English definition of “trap”

trap

noun [C] (DEVICE FOR CATCHING)   /træp/
a device or hole for catching and holding things: A bear was caught in the trap. A trap is also a bad situation from which it is difficult or impossible to escape: Simply by answering the letter, Robin had fallen into a trap. trap    /træp/ verb [T] (-pp-) Morrison was trapped by the fire.
(Definition of trap noun (DEVICE FOR CATCHING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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