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mousetrap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmousetrapmouse‧trap /ˈmaʊs-træp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 a trap for catching mice
Examples from the Corpus
mousetrapBe it in a mousetrap or an atomic detector, the right kind of trip-lever can always trigger an arbitrarily large effect.Woman - I need a mousetrap, quick.Leave it to Disney to build a better mousetrap.It is no longer enough to build a better mousetrap and wait for the world to beat a path to your door.Some staff even boast personal mousetraps.She remembered the mousetrap Clare had given her.He sold everything, it appeared, from postage stamps and plimsolls to mousetraps and ham.
Mousetrap, TheThe MousetrapMousetrap, The 🔊 🔊 a play by Agatha christie, which was first performed in the west end of London in 1952, and has been performed there continuously for longer than any other play in the world. It is a whodunit (=a play about a murder in which you do not find out who did the murder until the end).
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