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.
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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.
“And yet here I die in a mousetrap—with no more noise about it than my own squeaking,” answered he.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The players enter and plan with Hamlet the performance of The Mousetrap.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
It's probably not much more than a better mousetrap, but you want to believe it is, don't you?My Shipmate--Columbus|Stephen Wilder
It is another to say (in the face of ocular experience) that the mousetrap runs after the mouse.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
"And yet here I die in a mousetrap—with no more noise about it than my own squeaking," answered he.The Short-story|William Patterson Atkinson