NOTE: compare to sense 2. This sense is only metaphorical.
Deflation has trapped the Federal Reserve into a scenario that will depress the economy.
The embargo trapped the country in a vice between ruthless insurgents and unloved occupiers.
Japan had complete miliary control so Korea was trapped in a hopeless situation.
Are you trapped in procrastination by your decision-making ability?
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: Compare to sense 1. This sense only applies to the physical properties of a trap.
The search-and-rescue teams entered the mine 11 hours after the
blast trapped the miners.
Marc crossed both his blades and trapped Shannon's sword above his head.
By a clever trick, the children brought down a landslide that
trapped the serpent.
The climber was trapped between the rocks for 5 hours.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4