bear trap

bear trap
{n.}, {slang}, {citizen's band radio jargon} A police radar unit designed to catch speeders. * /Watch the bear trap at exit 101./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • bear trap — n. a hidden speed trap, one set by a bear. (Citizens band radio.) □ That whole town is a glorified bear trap. □ I got caught in a bear trap …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bear trap — {n.}, {slang}, {citizen s band radio jargon} A police radar unit designed to catch speeders. * /Watch the bear trap at exit 101./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bear\ trap — noun slang citizen s band radio jargon A police radar unit designed to catch speeders. Watch the bear trap at exit 101 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Bear-trap dam — (Engin.) A kind of movable dam, in one form consisting of two leaves resting against each other at the top when raised and folding down one over the other when lowered, for deepening shallow parts in a river. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear trap — The predicament facing short sellers when a bear market reverses its trend and becomes bullish. The assets continue to sell in anticipation of further declines in price, and short sellers ( short sale) then are forced to cover at higher prices.… …   Financial and business terms

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  • bear —    1. to be pregnant or to give birth    The standard English use makes us forget that anyone who lifts up a baby bears a child and is of child bearing age:     Asses are made to bear, and so are you. (Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Bear Behaving Badly — Nev And Barney Format Children s programme Starring Barney Harwood Bella Emberg Ross Mullan …   Wikipedia

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