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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