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Definition of mousetrap
a trap for catching and usually killing mice, especially one with a spring bar that snaps down onto the mouse when it touches a piece of cheese or other bait attached to the mechanism.
verb (mousetraps, mousetrapping, mousetrapped) [with object] informal
induce (someone) to do something by means of a trick:the editor mousetrapped her into giving him an article block (a user’s) efforts to exit from a website, usually one to which they have been redirected.