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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