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booby trap

noun [C] uk   us  
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.
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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