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01. We put a rotten fish head in the [trap] to attract the shrimp.
02. The children got [trapped] on a small rock in the middle of the water when the tide came in while they were playing.
03. A local adventurer became [trapped] underground for 30 hours while on a hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains.
04. Some foods can explode in the microwave, due to [trapped] steam.
05. In the headlines tonight; a Russian submarine is [trapped] at the bottom of the Barents Sea.
06. Crabs can escape danger by simply leaving an injured or [trapped] limb behind.
07. Falling in love is wonderful, but when things get too serious, I always break up with my boyfriends because I start to feel [trapped].
08. The little boy [trapped] a bee in his hands, but was shocked by the result.
09. She was able to [trap] her boss into admitting that she was underpaid.
10. I've put a few [traps] down here and there, but haven't caught any mice yet.
11. I purposely left a five dollar bill on the table to [trap] our housekeeper, who I suspected of stealing.
12. The wreckage of the car blazed as firemen fought to rescue a passenger [trapped] in the back seat.
13. We are [trapped] on a tiny planet with only limited resources.
14. The firemen had to bust the door down to get to those [trapped] in the basement.
15. The tunnel caved in, and the children were [trapped] under the snow for almost 5 minutes.
16. Police are crediting the quick action of a local man with saving the lives of three young children [trapped] in a burning house.
17. Some whales eat by filtering water through their mouths, and swallowing the small animals that are [trapped] by a structure known as the baleen.
18. The fishermen put out floats to mark the location of their crab [traps].
19. Pandas are sometimes injured or killed in [traps] set for other animals, such as black bears.
20. Coyotes are extremely loyal to their mates, and have been known to stay with a [trapped] mate until death.
21. The police were able to lure the drug dealer into a [trap] by posing as addicts looking for cocaine.
22. The entire nation is watching tonight as efforts are made to rescue a little girl [trapped] in a well.
23. Over 100 sailors died in the Russian submarine that was [trapped] on the floor of the Barents Sea.
24. In 1876, Sioux and Cheyenne warriors [trapped] and killed the entire army of General George Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn.
25. A Dutch proverb notes that an old rat won't go into the [trap].
26. My grandfather was a [trapper] who lived in the far north and sold the furs of lynx, beaver, and fox.
27. Roderick Thorpe once suggested that we have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the [trap] of being our worst enemies.
28. The suspect claims he was [entrapped] by police, who pressured him into selling them the marijuana which he had intended for his personal use only.
29. The police have been accused of [entrapment] after an officer posing as a prostitute arrested a man who tried to buy sex.

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  • trap — trap1 [trap] n. [ME trappe < OE træppe, akin to treppan, to step, Ger treppe, stairway < IE * dreb , to run, step, trip (var. of base * drā ) > Pol drabina, ladder] 1. any device for catching animals, as one that snaps shut tightly when… …   English World dictionary

  • Trap — Trap, v. t. [AS. treppan. See {Trap} a snare.] [1913 Webster] 1. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap. I trapped the foe. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To provide with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap — Trap, n. [OE. trappe, AS. treppe; akin to OD. trappe, OHG. trapo; probably fr. the root of E. tramp, as that which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word.] 1. A machine or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap — Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe, G. treppe, D. trap; so called because the rocks of this class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one another, like steps. See {Tramp}.] (Geol.) An old term rather loosely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trap — s.n., interj. 1. s.n. Mers în fugă al calului, cu viteză mijlocie (între pas şi galop), animalul păşind în acelaşi timp cu un picior din faţă şi cu piciorul de dinapoi opus acestuia. ♦ Zgomot făcut de un cal care merge în acest fel. 2. interj.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Trap — Trap, a. Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap — Trap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trapping}.] [Akin to OE. trappe trappings, and perhaps from an Old French word of the same origin as E. drab a kind of cloth.] To dress with ornaments; to adorn; said especially of horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap — Trap, v. i. To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trap — [n] snare, trick allurement, ambuscade, ambush, artifice, bait, booby trap*, come on*, conspiracy, deception, decoy, device, dragnet, enticement, feint, gambit, hook*, intrigue, inveiglement, lasso*, lure, machination, maneuver, net, noose,… …   New thesaurus

  • TRAP — (Abkz.) steht für Telomeric Repeat Amplification Protocol. Die TRAP Methode ist ein molekularbiologisches Nachweisverfahren zur quantitativen Bestimmung der Aktivität des Enzyms Telomerase. Methode Das Gewebe oder die Zellen, bei denen die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trap — ist eine Disziplin des Wurfscheibenschießens, bei der die Scheibe vom Schützen wegfliegt ein molekularbiologisches Nachweisverfahren, siehe TRAP eine spezielle Ausnahme oder Ausnahmesituation bzw. Ausnahmebehandlung (engl. exception) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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