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booby trapnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbuː.bi ˌtræp/  us   /ˈbuː.bi ˌtræp/
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.
booby-trap
verb [T] uk   us   /ˈbuː.bi.træp/
The police discovered that the car was booby-trapped.
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booby trapnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbu·biˌtræp/
a hidden weapon that explodes when moved or touched
booby-trap
verb [T]  us   /ˈbu·biˌtræp/ (-pp-)
Don’t open the door – it may be booby-trapped.
(Definition of booby trap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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