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English definition of “booby trap”

booby trap

noun [C]    
something dangerous, especially a bomb, that is hidden inside somewhere that looks safe: The bodyguard was killed while checking the president's car for booby traps. a booby-trap bomb They put a bucket of water on top of his door as a booby trap.Bombs and missiles booby-trap     /ˈbuː.bi.træp/ verb [T] The police discovered that the car was booby-trapped.Detonation and bombardment
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