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
informal chops, kisser, yap
British informal gob, cakehole, mush
North American informal puss, bazoo
Northern Irish informal 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