1. forced to turn and face attackers; "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal"
(synonym) at bay(p), cornered, treed
1. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
(part-meronym) bait, decoy, lure
(derivation) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(classification) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
2. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
(hypernym) drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
(hypernym) design, plan
(hyponym) iron trap
4. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
(hypernym) mechanical device
5. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
(synonym) ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait
(hypernym) surprise attack, coup de main
6. informal terms for the mouth
(synonym) cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
(hypernym) mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
7. a light two-wheeled carriage
(hypernym) carriage, equipage, rig
8. a hazard on a golf course
(synonym) bunker, sand trap
(part-holonym) golf course, golf links, links
1. place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
(hypernym) confine, detain
2. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
(synonym) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(hypernym) capture, catch
(classification) hunt, hunting
3. hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
(hypernym) hold, take hold
4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
(synonym) pin, immobilize, immobilise