mousetrap

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mouse·trap

 (mous′trăp′)
n.
A trap for catching mice.
tr.v. mouse·trapped, mouse·trap·ping, mouse·traps
To trap or ensnare, as by a stratagem.

mousetrap

(ˈmaʊsˌtræp)
n
1. (Tools) any trap for catching mice, esp one with a spring-loaded metal bar that is released by the taking of the bait
2. (Cookery) informal Brit cheese of indifferent quality

mouse•trap

(ˈmaʊsˌtræp)

n., v. -trapped, -trap•ping. n.
1. a trap for mice, esp. a wooden one with a metal spring.
v.t.
2. to trap or snare, esp. by devious means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mousetrap - a trap for catching micemousetrap - a trap for catching mice    
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
2.mousetrap - (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacatedmousetrap - (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
maneuver, manoeuvre, play - a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
Translations
مَصْيَدَة الفِئْران
past na myši
musefælde
mišolovka
egérfogó
músagildra
pasca na myši
fare kapanı

mousetrap

[ˈmaʊstræp]
A. Nratonera f
B. CPD mousetrap cheese Nqueso m corriente

mousetrap

[ˈmaʊstræp] nsouricière f

mousetrap

nMausefalle f

mousetrap

[ˈmaʊsˌtræp] ntrappola per i topi

mouse

(maus) plural mice (mais) noun
1. any of several types of small furry gnawing animal with a long tail, found in houses and in fields.
2. (computers) a device that is used to move the cursor on a computer screen and to give instructions to a computer.
ˈmousy adjective
1. (of hair) dull brown in colour.
2. timid; uninteresting. a mousy little woman.
ˈmousehole noun
a hole made or used by mice.
ˈmousetrap noun
a mechanical trap for a mouse.
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BEING totally and completely unable to bear the sight of a mouse in a snap trap, I have used humane traps in the past but the mouse always chewed its way out.
If you want to kill rodents, the most human solution is the old-fashioned snap trap baited with cheese or peanut butter.
MUM'S TEARS Artist's view of Anne crying in dock yesterday; IN DISGUISE John Darwin in beard for fake driving licence; SNAP TRAP Mirror's photo of Anne and John in Panama; GRIM-FACED Anthony and Mark outside court yesterday; ACCUSED John Darwin and wife Anne
All of a sudden we (the nonprofit sector) were caught up in a snap trap that wasn't meant for us.
New products featured in the guide include the Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trap and the Trapper MAX Glue Trap.
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One of the two new traps is based on the classic snap trap design, and uses three injection molded components with a spring.
has introduced CheckPoint[R] Mulitple-Catch Inserts and CheckPoint Snap Trap Inserts, new patent-pending devices designed to prevent exterior rodents from entering commercial facilities, while reducing dependence on rodenticides to deliver proactive protection.
Differential capture between old and new models of the Museum Special snap trap.
d-CON also markets the traditional Wood Snap Trap, the Ultra Set(R) covered trap, and Flat Glue Traps.
Current recommendations (3) are to prevent wild rodents from entering homes or to snap trap (kill) them should they enter.