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Meaning of mousetrap by Wiktionary Dictionary

mousetrap


    Etymology

    mouse +‎ trap

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: mous'trăp, IPA: /ˈmaʊsˌtɹæp/, X-SAMPA: /"maUs%tr\{p/

    Noun

    mousetrap ( plural: mousetraps )

    1. Device for capturing or killing mice and other rodents .
    2. ( computing ) A website designed to open another copy of itself when the user tries to close the webpage. Frequently used by advertisers and pornographers .
    3. ( business studies ) With attribute "better", a hypothetical new or improved product used in economic projections .
      But what happens if they build a better mousetrap?
    4. ( 主にUK ) Ordinary, everyday cheese
    5. ( New Zealand ) A slice of bread or toast topped with cheese and then grilled or microwaved .

    Verb

    mousetrap ( third-person singular simple present mousetraps present participle mousetrapping, simple past and past participle mousetrapped )

    1. ( figuratively ) To trap; to trick or fool ( someone ) into a bad situation.

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    mouse trap

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/09/23 01:38 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    mouse +‎ trap

    Noun

    mousetrap ( plural: mousetraps )

    1. Device for capturing or killing mice and other rodents .
    2. ( computing ) A website designed to open another copy of itself when the user tries to close the webpage. Frequently used by advertisers and pornographers .
    3. ( Business studies ) Hypothetical product used in economic projections .
      But what happens if they build a better mousetrap?
    4. ( 主にUK ) Ordinary, everyday cheese

    Verb

    to mousetrap ( third-person singular simple present mousetraps present participle mousetrapping, simple past and past participle mousetrapped )

    1. ( figuratively ) To trap; to trick or fool ( someone ) into a bad situation.

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Explanation of mousetrap by Wordnet Dictionary

mousetrap


    Noun
    1. 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

    2. a trap for catching mice