• unable to escape, as from a situation(of an animal) caught in a trap
• unable to move or escape because something has fallen on you or is blocking your way ⇒ Many people are still trapped under the rubble.
• unable to be moved, as because something has fallen or is blocking the way ⇒ The train was trapped underground by a fire.
•jammed; entangled or caught(of gas, water, or energy) prevented from escaping
I am definitely feeling trapped lately. I had forgotten this feeling all the while Paul was out of work, but now he’s back at work, those old feelings are coming back.
I am trapped in the village. Its ok on a day to day basis but if I want to go into town or further afield for the day I can’t because of the useless public transport. I don’t drive, I failed my test 4 times about 7/8 years ago and haven’t driven since. Not that I could afford it now. I rely wholly on public transport. Now in a way the village is lucky, it has a train *and* a bus service. My mums village down the road doesn’t have a bus at all. So on paper its all rosy. But look a little deeper and you realise its not so great in this village if you can’t drive.
All well and good if you want to go into Canterbury with the pushchair but if you want to go for the day you can’t, as the last easy access bus back to the village is at 2.20. Seriously that early.
If I want to go to Dover on the bus, well I just don’t bother as its not an easy access bus. Its a rickety old double decker.
Well they’re great if I want to go to Canterbury but coming back? Yeah that’d be a bridge over the railway track. Its ok if theres a helpful person to help me over but more often than not there isnt. Southeastern’s advice? Go to dover and then come back up on the other side. Yeah I’ll just add an hour onto my journey shall I?! Never mind the extra cost. At least my mums village has easy access to both platforms.
All I want to do is to be able to take Oscar out for the day by myself, maybe go somewhere a bit further afield when I’m feeling braver and not have to come home at 2.20. Theres a whole world out there that i want to show him and at the moment I can’t. Is that too much to ask?