Synonyms for trapped

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He had been defied, trapped, made a victim of the gang who had killed his most valued informer.

But it is like enough that he trapped a wood-chuck now and then, or caught a white-fish with the rest.

I'll not be trapped this way by her and let her off without a squeal.

I might be trapped in my sleep by an induced somnambulistic conversation.

Charlie peeped warily, was trapped at it, and opened his eyes resignedly.

If the rock flowed, any air that it trapped would be squeezed to a liquid.

Nana began to display the sullen submissiveness of a trapped animal.

She had trapped him neatly, as he had no doubt she well knew.

"You were trapped from the beginning, though you didn't know it," he said.

These seal-creatures, strange seed of the Arctic ice, had trapped the Peary all too well.

WORD ORIGIN

"contrivance for catching unawares," late Old English træppe "snare, trap," from Proto-Germanic *trap- (cf. Middle Dutch trappe "trap, snare"), related to Germanic words for "stair, step, tread" (cf. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German trappe, treppe, German Treppe "step, stair"). Probably akin to Old French trape, Spanish trampa "trap, pit, snare," but the exact relationship is uncertain. The connecting notion seems to be "that on which an animal steps." Sense of "deceitful practice, trickery" is first recorded c.1400. Sense in speed trap recorded from 1906. Slang meaning "mouth" is from 1776. Trap door "door in a floor or ceiling" (often hidden and leading to a passageway or secret place) is first attested late 14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRAPPED

deceived

adjectiveled astray

tangled

adjectivesnarled
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