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
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 13, 2013
ACME has a mousetrap division that is not performing very well.Capital Gains: Answering Krugman and Bernstein
January 23, 2012
Historical Examples of mousetrap
It is a piece of cheese—a piece of cheese in a mousetrap, and we are the little mice.Captain Blood
I'm here, we're here, and you've just provided me with a way out of this mousetrap!Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
I believe she's equal to catching one of them in a mousetrap if she gets the opportunity!The Princess of the School
Each answers what he pleases, as a saucepan, a mousetrap, etc.
When I got there I found that poor Tom was imprisoned in a mousetrap.Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe