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Definition of Snare

Noun: snare  snehr

  1. Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
    "it was all a snare and delusion";
    - trap
     
  2. A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
    - snare drum, side drum
     
  3. A surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
     
  4. Strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
     
  5. A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
    - gin, noose
Verb: snare  snehr
  1. (hunting) catch in or as if in a trap
    "The men snare foxes";
    - trap, entrap, ensnare, trammel
     
  2. Entice and trap
    "The car salesman had snared three potential customers";
    - hook

See also:
snapweeds
snared

Anagrams containing the word snare

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