death trap


death trap
death traps
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If you say that a place or vehicle is a death trap, you mean it is in such bad condition that it might cause someone's death. [INFORMAL]

Badly-built kit cars can be death traps.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • death trap — UK US noun [countable] [singular death trap plural death traps] informal a place, building, or vehicle that is in such bad condition that it could be dangerous to people Thesaurus: risks, threats and dangers …   Useful english dictionary

  • death trap — n informal a vehicle, building, piece of equipment etc that is in very bad condition and might injure or kill someone ▪ A car with tires in this condition is simply a death trap …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • death|trap — «DEHTH TRAP», noun. 1. a building or structure where the risk of fire or collapse is great. 2. a very dangerous situation …   Useful english dictionary

  • death trap — death ,trap noun count INFORMAL a place, building, or vehicle that is in such bad condition that it could be dangerous to people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • death trap — ► NOUN ▪ a dangerous building, vehicle, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • death trap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms death trap : singular death trap plural death traps informal a place, building, or vehicle that is in such bad condition that it could be dangerous to people …   English dictionary

  • death-trap — see death trap …   English dictionary

  • death trap — noun (C) informal a vehicle or building that is in dangerously bad condition: Some of those second hand cars are real death traps …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • death trap — noun Date: 1835 a structure or situation that is potentially very dangerous to life …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • death trap — structure or situation that is potentially dangerous …   English contemporary dictionary


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