The first orders came from the fire chief to take down the tarps, which were trapping “deadly smoke.”
When the tried to exit the car, her driver locked the doors, trapping her inside.
The choice of the van, traditionally considered a vehicle for trapping women, amusingly turns the convention on its head.
Once it is released to the atmosphere, methane is 23 times more powerful at trapping heat than CO2 is; hence the alarm.
On Friday evening, masked men attacked Jews after trapping them on a local highway outside the Arab village.
The winter had been long but the hunting and trapping had kept him busy enough.
Why should he not take this man into his confidence, and so work out the trapping of the gang?
In the former days, when the Indian supported his family by hunting, trapping and fishing, he moved about from place to place.
This was Charley's first trapping expedition in a real wilderness!
In addition to being an observer of exceptional care while hunting and trapping, he spent some years in photographing grizzlies.
"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.
c.1400, "ensnare (an animal), catch in a trap; encircle; capture," from trap (n.) or from Old English betræppan. Figurative use is slightly earlier (late 14c.). Related: Trapped; trapping.
A car; transportation (1970s+ Black teenagers)