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mousetrap

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noun mouse·trap \ˈmau̇s-ˌtrap\

Definition of mousetrap

  1. 1 :  a trap for mice

  2. 2 :  a stratagem that lures one to defeat or destruction

  3. 3 :  trap 2b

15th Century

First Known Use of mousetrap

15th century


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mousetrap

verb mouse·trap

Definition of mousetrap

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to snare in or as if in a mousetrap

Circa 1864

First Known Use of mousetrap

circa 1864


MOUSETRAP Defined for English Language Learners

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mousetrap

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noun mouse·trap \ˈmau̇s-ˌtrap\

Definition of mousetrap for English Language Learners

  • : a small trap for catching mice



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