mouse|trap

mouse|trap
mouse|trap «OWS TRAP», noun, verb, -trapped, -trap|ping.
–n.
1. a trap for catching mice.
2. Football. an attacking maneuver in which a defensive lineman is permitted to charge without initial opposition but blocked from the side while the ball carrier runs through the hole thus created: »

the opposition that seems to fade away in front of them which warns of a mousetrap (Time).

–v.t.
1. Football. to lure (an opposing football player) into a mousetrap.
2. Figurative. to trick; wheedle: »

... at night I'd mousetrap the doorman at the Empire to exult in Ethel Barrymore in Déclassée (Tallulah Bankhead).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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