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  Definition of snare
  1. a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
  2. strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
  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. a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
  5. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
  6. entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
  7. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
Similar Words: gin, noose, snare drum, side drum, trap, hook, entrap, ensnare, trammel

 

Hyponyms: iron trap, speed trap, gin

 

Grouped Verbs: hook, solicit, accost

 

Part Meronyms: snare drum, side drum

 

Derivational Morphology: gin, trap, entrap, ensnare, trammel, hook, bait, come-on, lure, sweetener, noose, snarer, trapper

 

Anagrams: Anser, RNase

 

 
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