Translation of booby trap in Spanish:

booby trap

Pronunciation: /ˈbuːbitræp/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Military/Militar] trampa (feminine); (bomb) bomba (feminine) trampa
    More example sentences
    • Officers seized a number of pipe bombs, a booby trap device, a handgun and ammunition and a quantity of bomb-making equipment.
    • Yesterday's discovery of 10 guns, two pipe bombs, a booby trap device and hundreds of rounds of ammunition had almost certainly saved more lives.
    • Instead, the Marines were leaving a promotion ceremony when one of them apparently triggered a booby trap, causing the explosion.
  • 2 (practical joke) broma (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Occasionally they would sneak down in the middle of the night to play some prank on the Vandals, like steal their flag or set up a booby trap outside the door.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (booby-trap) (-pp-)

  • 1 [Military/Militar] his car was booby-trapped le pusieron una bomba en el coche
  • 2 (as joke) [person] gastarle una broma a

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