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"booby trap" in British English

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booby trapnoun [C]

uk   us  
something ​dangerous, ​especially a ​bomb, that is ​hidden inside ​somewhere that ​lookssafe: The ​bodyguard was ​killed while ​checking the president's ​car for ​boobytraps. a ​booby-trapbomb They put a ​bucket of ​water on ​top of his ​door as a ​boobytrap.
booby-trap
verb [T] uk   us   /ˈbuː.bi.træp/
The ​policediscovered that the ​car was booby-trapped.
(Definition of booby trap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"booby trap" in American English

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booby trapnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbu·biˌtræp/
a ​hiddenweapon 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)
Translations of “booby trap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷阱, (尤指)饵雷…
in Turkish bubi tuzağı, iyi gizlenmiş ve şüphe uyandırmayan tuzaklı bomba…
in Russian (мина-)ловушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷阱, (尤指)餌雷…
in Polish bomba-pułapka…
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