Translation of mousetrap in Spanish:


ratonera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊsˌtræp//ˈmaʊstrap/


  • 1

    ratonera feminine
    • Ransome searched the local shops in vain for a mousetrap, he even tried the local bakery - surely they had mice - but he needn't have worried.
    • A political entrepreneur lobbies Congress to prohibit the importation of foreign-made mousetraps.
    • I notice a high-tech mousetrap by the door - breweries always have problems with mice because of all the grain - but everything looks sparkling clean.
    • My reasons for this are as follows: Several people had told me that I should try candy in the mousetrap, as mice like candy.
    • You should bait mousetraps with chocolate, not cheese.
    • Then Bo called him saying, ‘Just watch out when you open the cupboard doors, because I've set some mousetraps.’
    • Each night he set mousetraps to obtain specimens from the small rodent population.
    • In the middle of our interview he left the table to go and deal with a dead mouse from a mousetrap under his cooker!
    • One department store noticed a spike in requests for rat-killing products a few years ago, and now they have a full line of devices, from traditional mousetraps to a high-tech contraption that uses a rat-scaring sensor.
    • One of Lee's jobs is to keep the office mousetraps constantly replenished with cheese: he has stacks of individual cubes in the fridge.
    • There was a general agreement not to get a cat or mousetraps, but simply to minimize the amount of food left about.
    • He observes him doing the laundry, setting mousetraps, smoking a pipe, taking a bath.
    • This morning I noticed the mousetrap had moved from its place behind the door to the other side of the room, under the vegetable rack.
    • A pest-control firm has launched a chocolate-scented mousetrap after university researchers found rodents preferred it to cheese.
    • Hardware such as nails, screws, tools, axes, mops, brooms, rakes, rope, tubs, mousetraps, flashlights, batteries, and barbed wire could be purchased.
    • After phonecalls to many people, we discover one house which has a spare mousetrap.
    • According to a report in New Scientist, a mousetrap has been developed by Rentokil that will text your mobile to tell you when it has successfully caught one.
    • My first reaction was to send a one word reply then my sense of humour took over and I sent the attached reply: ‘The only free cheese is in a mousetrap!’
    • At the same time they put out mousetraps to kill the mice that were stealing the bird food.
    • ‘No,’ I said, ‘I'll just put some mousetraps in the garage.’
  • 2British informal

    queso barato
    • You would never compare mousetrap cheddar with Camembert, so why assume that all goat's cheese will taste the same - overpoweringly rank and, well, goaty?