Synonyms of trap in English:

trap


See definition of trap

noun

1‘it is quite possible that the question was set as a trap’

SYNONYMS

trick, stratagem, ploy, ruse, wile, deception, artifice, subterfuge, device, trickery

informal set-up

archaic toils

2‘he was fairly certain now that he was walking into a trap, and wished he'd come armed’

SYNONYMS

ambush, lure, decoy, bait

dated ambuscade

3‘she wrote about what a trap her marriage was’

SYNONYMS

snare, net

cage, prison

encumbrance, burden, problem

4‘shut your trap!’

SYNONYMS

mouth, jaws, lips, maw

chops, kisser, yap

British gob, cakehole, mush

North American puss, bazoo

Northern Irish bake


verb

1‘police trapped the two men, who admitted blackmail’

SYNONYMS

snare, entrap, ensnare, enmesh, lay a trap for

capture, catch, bag, land, hook, corner, waylay, ambush

seize, take, lay hold of, run to earth, run to ground

archaic ambuscade

2‘a rat trapped in a barn’

SYNONYMS

confine, catch, cut off, corner, pin down, drive into a corner, pen, hem in, close in, shut in, hedge in, imprison, hold captive

3‘he trapped his finger in a spring-loaded hinge’

SYNONYMS

get stuck, catch, get caught

4‘the politicians had trapped him into a game played by their rules’

SYNONYMS

trick, dupe, deceive, cheat, lure, inveigle, beguile, fool, hoodwink, seduce, cajole, wheedle, gull

catch out, trip up, outwit, outsmart

archaic cozen