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Significado de “trap” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "trap" - Diccionario Inglés

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trapnoun

uk   /træp/  us   /træp/
  • trap noun (STH THAT PREVENTS ESCAPE)

B2 [C] a device or hole for catching animals or people and preventing their escape: The fox got its foot caught in a trap.
B2 [S] a dangerous or unpleasant situation which you have got into and from which it is difficult or impossible to escape: The undercover agents went to the rendezvous knowing that it might be a trap. She's too smart to fall into the trap of working without pay.

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  • trap noun (MOUTH)

[C] slang a mouth: Oh, shut your trap (= stop talking) - I don't want to hear it anymore! It's a secret, so keep your trap shut (= don't say anything about it).
  • trap noun (VEHICLE)

[C] a light carriage with two wheels pulled by a horse, used especially in the past

trapverb [T]

uk   /træp/  us   /træp/ (-pp-)
to catch an animal in a trap: She survived in the wilderness by eating berries and trapping small animals and birds.
to keep something such as heat or water in one place, especially because it is useful: A greenhouse stays warm because the glass traps the heat of the sun.
be trapped
B2 If someone or something is trapped, that person or thing is unable to move or escape from a place or situation: The two men died when they were trapped in a burning building. Fire officers used cutting equipment to free his legs, which were trapped under a steel beam.figurative Jack left the job after ten years because he was beginning to feel trapped.
be trapped into (doing) sth
to be forced or tricked into doing something that you do not want to do: In his book, Holden speculates that Shakespeare was an unfaithful husband who was trapped into marriage. She had been trapped into saying something she did not mean.
to bring a football that is moving or falling through the air under control using your feet: In training, we get players to practise trapping the ball from awkward angles.

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(Definition of trap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "trap" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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trapnoun [C]

 us   /træp/
  • trap noun [C] (DEVICE FOR CATCHING)

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 noun [C] (MOUTH)

slang a mouth: Oh, shut your trap!
trap
verb [T]  us   /træp/ (-pp-)
Morrison was trapped by the fire.
(Definition of trap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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