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booby traps

noun
plural of booby trap

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a usually concealed explosive device designed to go off when disturbed
  • luckily, the bomb squad didn't find any booby traps

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2 a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized
  • he noticed the booby trap in the interviewer's question just a little too late

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booby-traps

verb
present tense third-person singular of booby-trap

Synonyms of booby-traps (Entry 2 of 2)

to place hidden explosive devices in or under
  • booby-trapped the field bordering the army's camp

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“Booby traps.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/booby%20traps. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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