booby-trap


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booby trap

n.
1. An explosive device designed to be triggered when an unsuspecting victim touches or disturbs a seemingly harmless object.
2. A situation that catches one off guard; a pitfall.

boo′by-trap′ v.

booby-trap


Past participle: booby-trapped
Gerund: booby-trapping

Imperative
booby-trap
booby-trap
Present
I booby-trap
you booby-trap
he/she/it booby-traps
we booby-trap
you booby-trap
they booby-trap
Preterite
I booby-trapped
you booby-trapped
he/she/it booby-trapped
we booby-trapped
you booby-trapped
they booby-trapped
Present Continuous
I am booby-trapping
you are booby-trapping
he/she/it is booby-trapping
we are booby-trapping
you are booby-trapping
they are booby-trapping
Present Perfect
I have booby-trapped
you have booby-trapped
he/she/it has booby-trapped
we have booby-trapped
you have booby-trapped
they have booby-trapped
Past Continuous
I was booby-trapping
you were booby-trapping
he/she/it was booby-trapping
we were booby-trapping
you were booby-trapping
they were booby-trapping
Past Perfect
I had booby-trapped
you had booby-trapped
he/she/it had booby-trapped
we had booby-trapped
you had booby-trapped
they had booby-trapped
Future
I will booby-trap
you will booby-trap
he/she/it will booby-trap
we will booby-trap
you will booby-trap
they will booby-trap
Future Perfect
I will have booby-trapped
you will have booby-trapped
he/she/it will have booby-trapped
we will have booby-trapped
you will have booby-trapped
they will have booby-trapped
Future Continuous
I will be booby-trapping
you will be booby-trapping
he/she/it will be booby-trapping
we will be booby-trapping
you will be booby-trapping
they will be booby-trapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been booby-trapping
you have been booby-trapping
he/she/it has been booby-trapping
we have been booby-trapping
you have been booby-trapping
they have been booby-trapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been booby-trapping
you will have been booby-trapping
he/she/it will have been booby-trapping
we will have been booby-trapping
you will have been booby-trapping
they will have been booby-trapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been booby-trapping
you had been booby-trapping
he/she/it had been booby-trapping
we had been booby-trapping
you had been booby-trapping
they had been booby-trapping
Conditional
I would booby-trap
you would booby-trap
he/she/it would booby-trap
we would booby-trap
you would booby-trap
they would booby-trap
Past Conditional
I would have booby-trapped
you would have booby-trapped
he/she/it would have booby-trapped
we would have booby-trapped
you would have booby-trapped
they would have booby-trapped
Translations

booby-trap

[ˈbuːbɪtræp] VTponer trampa explosiva a
the house had been booby-trappedhabían puesto una trampa explosiva en la casa
booby-trapped carcoche-bomba m
booby-trapped doorpuerta f con sorpresa

booby

(ˈbuːbi) plural ˈboobies noun
1. a stupid person.
2. (slang) a woman's breast.
booby prize
a prize for the lowest score etc. John came last and got the booby prize.
ˈbooby trap noun
1. a bomb hidden in an object which explodes when it is touched.
2. a simple trap that makes you fall or makes something fall on you etc.
booby-trappast tense, past participle booby-trapped verb
to put a booby trap in an object. Don't touch that! It may be booby-trapped.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Fifteen people were killed on Sunday when a booby-trap exploded in a school building West of Mosul, according to a military source.
AN ex-policeman targeted in a booby-trap car bomb bid warned neighbours of the deadly device.
This should be done even if it were to require public interference to protect the world from this organization's terrorism and its wish to booby-trap this world, whether through packages, by planting explosives in the bodies of its elements or by exploiting the innocence of women and children.