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snare

noun

1 snare

Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares:
— It was all a snare and delusion.

synonym: trap.



2 snare

A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head.

synonyms: side drum, snare drum.

Roget 495: error, fallacy; misconception, misapprehension, misstanding, misunderstanding; inexactness etc. adj.; laxity; misconstruction etc. (misinterpretation) 523; ... show more

Dutch: snarentrom
Polish: bęben mały, werbel

3 snare

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 snare

Strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit.

Dutch: klem, strop

5 snare

A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose.

synonyms: gin, noose.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: fuik, fuiknet, strik, valstrik

verb

1 snare

Catch in or as if in a trap.

synonyms: ensnare, entrap, trammel, trap.

2 snare

Entice and trap:
— The car salesman had snared three potential customers.

synonym: hook.


Moby thesaurus: abstract, allure, allurement, and, annex, appropriate, bag, bait, bait the hook, baited trap, birdlime, bola, bongo drum, boost, borrow, capture, catch, catch out, catch up, charm ... show more.

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