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American English: /ˈmaʊsˌtræp/
British English: /ˈmaʊstrap/

Translation of mousetrap in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (trap)
    Example sentences
    • You should bait mousetraps with chocolate, not cheese.
    • One of Lee's jobs is to keep the office mousetraps constantly replenished with cheese: he has stacks of individual cubes in the fridge.
    • Then Bo called him saying, ‘Just watch out when you open the cupboard doors, because I've set some mousetraps.’
  • 2 uncountable (cheese) (British English) [colloquial]
    (queso barato)
    Example sentences
    • You would never compare mousetrap cheddar with Camembert, so why assume that all goat's cheese will taste the same - overpoweringly rank and, well, goaty?

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