The second trap is the idea that we should undo it all later on.
Workers responded by laboring harder and longer and bearing more children in a desperate attempt to outrun their Malthusian trap.
"We were happy when we sold a lot of records, but I think that's such a trap," says Robison.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
A plan must be put into place immediately, Frida insists: to trap the tiger and kill it.
Wide-eyed, he got lightly to his feet and started for the trap.
"Well, I hadn't ought to complain about that trap," came the answer.
The big ship was approaching rapidly; I felt as if we were caught in a trap.
Besides, you two might like to watch how I set a trap to catch a fox.
I cannot believe the traders have brought Ohrante back to hunt and trap for them.
"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)
1. A program interrupt, usually an interrupt caused by some exceptional situation in the user program. In most cases, the OS performs some action, then returns control to the program.
2. To cause a trap. "These instructions trap to the monitor." Also used transitively to indicate the cause of the trap. "The monitor traps all input/output instructions."
This term is associated with assembler programming ("interrupt" or "exception" is more common among HLL programmers) and appears to be fading into history among programmers as the role of assembler continues to shrink. However, it is still important to computer architects and systems hackers (see system, sense 1), who use it to distinguish deterministically repeatable exceptions from timing-dependent ones (such as I/O interrupts).