Mousetrap meaning

moustrăp
A trap for catching mice.
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To trap or ensnare, as by a stratagem.
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A trap for catching mice, specif., a device with a hinged, spring-loaded bar that snaps across the mouse when bait is taken.
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To trick or ensnare by means of a feint or stratagem.
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Device for capturing or killing mice and other rodents.
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(computing) A website designed to open another copy of itself when the user tries to close the webpage. Frequently used by advertisers and pornographers.
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(business studies) With attribute "better", a hypothetical new or improved product used in economic projections.

But what happens if they build a better mousetrap?

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(chiefly UK) Ordinary, everyday cheese.
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(New Zealand) A slice of bread or toast topped with cheese and then grilled or microwaved.
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(figuratively) To trap; to trick or fool (someone) into a bad situation.
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Origin of mousetrap