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booby trap

noun [C]  /ˈbu·biˌtræp/ us  
a hidden weapon that explodes when moved or touched
booby-trap
verb [T]  /ˈbu·biˌtræp/ (-pp-) us  
Don’t open the door – it may be booby-trapped.
Translations of “booby trap”
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷阱, (尤指)餌雷…
in Russian (мина-)ловушка…
in Turkish bubi tuzağı, iyi gizlenmiş ve şüphe uyandırmayan tuzaklı bomba…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷阱, (尤指)饵雷…
in Polish bomba-pułapka…
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