verb (used with object), mouse·trapped, mouse·trap·ping.
- to trap or snare: traffic cops mousetrapping drunken drivers.
- to manipulate by devious or clever means; trick or outwit: to mousetrap the witness into a contradiction.
Origin of mousetrap
Examples from the Web for mousetrap
It was a “mousetrap,” he said, for the women who were already getting blowouts daily because of the speed and environment.Blow Dry Bars Are a Thriving Industry Disrupting the Salon Business|Kelsey Meany|July 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
ACME has a mousetrap division that is not performing very well.
Each answers what he pleases, as a saucepan, a mousetrap, etc.
The players enter and plan with Hamlet the performance of The Mousetrap.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
What the diavolo did you want to go and poke your nose into such a mousetrap for?A Roman Singer|F. Marion Crawford
To the left is the "mousetrap," to the right the prison gates.Scenes from a Courtesan's Life|Honore de Balzac
A mousetrap is set, for the cats remain at home, and are hungry for their prey.Henry VIII And His Court|Louise Muhlbach