Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares:
— It was all a snare and delusion.
A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head.
Polish: bęben mały, werbel
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.
Strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit.
Dutch: klem, strop
A trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose.
Dutch: fuik, fuiknet, strik, valstrik
Entice and trap:
— The car salesman had snared three potential customers.
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