1. trap, pin down, confine, detain

usage: place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"

2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel, capture, catch

usage: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

3. trap, hold, take hold

usage: hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"

4. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise

usage: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"


1. at bay(predicate), cornered, trapped, treed, unfree (vs. free)

usage: forced to turn and face attackers; "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal"

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