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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 noose used as trap for birds or small mammals
    - 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 [informal]

Derived forms: snared, snares, snaring

Type of: capture, catch, design, drum, entice, lure, membranophone, plan, string, surgical instrument, tempt, trap, tympan

Encyclopedia: Snare