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.
References in classic literature ?
The invention of the mousetrap does not date from our days; as soon as societies, in forming, had invented any kind of police, that police invented mousetraps.
As perhaps our readers are not familiar with the slang of the Rue de Jerusalem, and as it is fifteen years since we applied this word for the first time to this thing, allow us to explain to them what is a mousetrap.
In the meantime, the mousetrap continued in operation, and likewise D'Artagnan's vigilance.
The door was instantly opened and shut; someone was taken in the mousetrap.
He then went straight to the door and knocked, murmuring, "I will go myself and be caught in the mousetrap, but woe be to the cats that shall pounce upon such a mouse
I think we are all taken prisoners, except Aramis, and that our chances of getting out are lessened since one more of us is caught in Mazarin's mousetrap.
I had Mousetrap and, to this day, can describe in detail how the various parts of the contraption - the swinging boot, the plastic diver who jumped into a bath, the rickety staircase, and so on - all fitted together.
Inspector Raine said: "Robins and mousetraps don't sound like a good combination and I was very worried about what I might find when I got there.
Don't be surprised if The Mousetrap keeps on going for another 64 years.
The last time it was in Glasgow, it seemed as stale as mousetrap cheese but this time, while the plot was true to the Agatha Christie original, it was more alive.
Grand Circle Saver or Upper Circle Saver ticket for Guys & Dolls, Jersey Boys, Motown, Stomp or The Mousetrap ?