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  • nounsnare, trick
  • verbcatch, snare; trick

synonyms for trap

  • ambush
  • bait
  • booby trap
  • device
  • net
  • pitfall
  • ploy
  • quagmire
  • ruse
  • allurement
  • ambuscade
  • artifice
  • come-on
  • conspiracy
  • deception
  • decoy
  • dragnet
  • enticement
  • feint
  • gambit
  • hook
  • intrigue
  • lasso
  • lure
  • machination
  • maneuver
  • noose
  • plot
  • prank
  • quicksand
  • snag
  • stratagem
  • subterfuge
  • temptation
  • wile
  • inveiglement
  • seducement
See also synonyms for: trapped / trapping / traps
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antonyms for trap

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  • frankness
  • honesty
  • honor
  • openness
  • truth
  • truthfulness
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How to use trap in a sentence

The second night after we arranged this trap configuration, the male fish owl of the Faata River pair approached the enclosure and ate half the salmon inside before stumbling onto the noose carpet on the bank and engaging the trap transmitter.
THE QUEST TO SNARE—AND SAVE—THE WORLD’S LARGEST OWLJONATHAN SLAGHTAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that once you build it, they will come.
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BofA says steer clear of so-called “value traps” like Mohawk Industries, KeyCorp, and Flowserve Corporation.
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Kang and colleagues confirmed that 4VA can attract locusts in the real world by setting sticky traps baited with the pheromone.
A SINGLE MOLECULE MAY ENTICE NORMALLY SOLITARY LOCUSTS TO FORM MASSIVE SWARMSJONATHAN LAMBERTAUGUST 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
NASA’s Spirit rover, for example, met its end after getting stuck in a sand trap on Mars in 2009.
WIGGLY WHEELS MIGHT HELP ROVERS PLOW THROUGH LOOSE LUNAR SOILSMARIA TEMMINGJUNE 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Plenty of animals build homes and traps, but larvaceans and spiders are among the few that don’t collect building material or dig and sculpt soil.
LARVACEANS’ UNDERWATER ‘SNOT PALACES’ BOAST ELABORATE PLUMBINGSUSAN MILIUSJUNE 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A couple of pointed bones display no signs of having been attached to a shaft and possibly held bait while fishing or functioned as barbs in netted animal traps, Langley says.
CLUES TO THE EARLIEST KNOWN BOW-AND-ARROW HUNTING OUTSIDE AFRICA HAVE BEEN FOUNDBRUCE BOWERJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Because that’s not a concern in microgravity, the trap can be weakened, allowing the cloud of atoms to expand and cool.
THIS WEIRD QUANTUM STATE OF MATTER WAS MADE IN ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIMEEMILY CONOVERJUNE 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
So the big trap we’re in right now is that as these technologies take off, the public will see very little in the way of new tax gains from it.
WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? (EP. 362 UPDATE)STEPHEN J. DUBNERDECEMBER 19, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Sometimes the animal was caught in a trap which was nothing less than a hut of logs with a single entrance.
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAP

  • attack
  • bushwhack
  • ensnare
  • surprise
  • trap
  • waylay
  • ambuscade
  • ambushment
  • camouflage
  • concealment
  • deception
  • hiding
  • hiding place
  • lurking
  • pitfall
  • shelter
  • trap
  • trick
  • waiting
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