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  1. mousetrapnoun

    a trap for catching mice

  2. mousetrap, trap playnoun

    (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


  1. mousetrapnoun

    Device for capturing or killing mice and other rodents.

  2. mousetrapnoun

    A website designed to open another copy of itself when the user tries to close the webpage. Frequently used by advertisers and pornographers.

  3. mousetrapnoun

    With attribute "better", a hypothetical new or improved product used in economic projections.

    But what happens if they build a better mousetrap?

  4. mousetrapnoun

    Ordinary, everyday cheese

  5. mousetrapnoun

    A slice of bread or toast topped with cheese and then grilled or microwaved.

  6. mousetrapverb

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


  1. Mousetrap

    A mousetrap is a specialized type of animal trap designed primarily to catch mice; however, it may also trap other small animals. Mousetraps are usually set in an indoor location where there is a suspected infestation of rodents. There are various types of mousetrap, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Larger traps are designed to catch other species of animals; such as rats, squirrels, other small rodents, or other animals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mousetrap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mousetrap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mousetrap in a Sentence

  1. Kin Hubbard:

    One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.

  2. Eric Marshall:

    They have the better mousetrap and if there are additional tariffs to bring its products back then they will be well positioned to pass those costs on.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The love between a man and a woman acts like a mousetrap to lure a man towards a woman enticing him like a pure cheese, but is secretly tied with a strap.

  4. H. E. Martz:

    He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes."

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

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