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.
Bonacieux, then, became a mousetrap; and whoever appeared there was taken and interrogated by the cardinal's people.
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."
Directed by Gareth Armstrong, timeless thriller The Mousetrap returned to the road by popular demand in January and has earned standout reviews from critics and public alike as it continues to visit more than 40 venues.
First staged in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrap went on to become the world's longest running stage production following its West End transfers to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973, where it has played ever since, with a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances so far.
"The Mousetrap" tells the story of a newly married couple on the opening night of their guesthouse, Monkswell Manor.
Anyone who wants to see The Mousetrap on its short stay in the city should clear a gap in their diary in any of the three days from Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1, 2019.