booby-trapped


booby-trapped
having a hidden booby trap

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  • booby-trapped — adj The house is booby trapped. a booby trapped car • • • Main Entry: ↑booby trap …   Useful english dictionary

  • booby trapped — adj. sabotaged, set up to explode …   English contemporary dictionary

  • booby trap — n 1.) a hidden bomb that explodes when you touch something else that is connected to it ▪ He lost both legs in a booby trap bomb blast. 2.) a ↑harmless trap that you arrange for someone as a joke >booby trapped adj >booby trap v …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • booby trap — n. 1. any scheme or device for tricking a person unawares 2. a bomb or mine that is set to be exploded by some action of the intended victim, as when some seemingly harmless object is lifted booby trap vt. booby trapped, booby trapping …   English World dictionary

  • booby trap — booby ,trap noun count 1. ) a hidden bomb designed to kill or injure someone who does not realize it is there. It explodes when someone touches something connected to it. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED a trick or joke in which someone arranges for something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • booby-trap — [[t]bu͟ːbi træp[/t]] booby traps, booby trapping, booby trapped also booby trap 1) N COUNT: oft N n A booby trap is something such as a bomb which is hidden or disguised and which causes death or injury when it is touched. Police were checking… …   English dictionary

  • Booby trap — A booby trap is a device set up to be triggered by an unsuspecting victim. As the word trap implies, they usually have some form of bait designed to lure the victim towards it. In other cases, however, the trap is set to be triggered when the… …   Wikipedia

  • booby trap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms booby trap : singular booby trap plural booby traps a hidden bomb designed to kill or injure someone who does not realize it is there. It explodes when someone touches something connected to it. Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • booby-trap — transitive verb : to provide with a booby trap drivers should be trained thoroughly in careful driving through mined and booby trapped roads Infantry Journal Congress … booby trapped the bill with unworkable provisions Time * * * ˈbooby trap… …   Useful english dictionary

  • booby trap — 1. n. a concealed trap. (Both literal and figurative.) □ This clause in the contract is a real booby trap. Let’s rewrite it. □ Some kind of booby trap in the warehouse kept the robber from getting away. 2. tv. to install a concealed trap in a… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions