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1. A trapping device, often consisting of a noose, used for capturing birds and small mammals.
2. Something that lures or entangles the unwary: the snares of merchandisers; the snare of debt.
3. A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
tr.v. snared, snar·ing, snares
1. To trap with or as if with a snare. See Synonyms at catch.
2. To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch): The fielder snared the ground ball.
[Middle English, from Old English snearu and from Old Norse snara.]
1. Any of the wires or cords stretched across the lower drumhead of a snare drum so as to vibrate against it.
2. A snare drum.
[Probably from Dutch snaar, string, from Middle Dutch snāre.]
1. (Hunting) a device for trapping birds or small animals, esp a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
2. (Surgery) a surgical instrument for removing certain tumours, consisting of a wire loop that may be drawn tight around their base to sever or uproot them
3. anything that traps or entangles someone or something unawares
4. (Hunting) to catch (birds or small animals) with a snare
5. to catch or trap in or as if in a snare; capture by trickery
[Old English sneare, from Old Norse snara; related to Old High German snaraha]
(Instruments) music a set of gut strings wound with wire fitted against the lower drumhead of a snare drum. They produce a rattling sound when the drum is beaten. See snare drum
[C17: from Middle Dutch snaer or Middle Low German snare string; related to Gothic snōrjō basket]
n., v. snared, snar•ing. n.
1. a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game.
2. anything serving to entrap, entangle, or catch unawares; trap.v.t.
3. to catch with a snare; entrap; entangle.
4. to catch or involve by trickery or wile.
[before 1100; Middle English (n. and v.), c. Old Saxon snari string, Old High German snar(a)ha, Old Norse snara snare]
one of the strings of gut or metal stretched across the skin of a snare drum.
[1680–90; < Middle Low German snare or Middle Dutch snaer string]
Past participle: snared
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|Noun||1.||snare - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"|
design, plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
iron trap - a trap from which there is no escape
speed trap - a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders
|2.||snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head|
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
snare - strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
|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|
surgical instrument - a medical instrument used in surgery
|4.||snare - strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit|
side drum, snare drum, snare - a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
string - a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
|5.||snare - a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose|
slipknot - a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
|Verb||1.||snare - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"|
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
gin - trap with a snare; "gin game"
|2.||snare - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"|
accost, solicit, hook - approach with an offer of sexual favors; "he was solicited by a prostitute"; "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"
فَخ، شَرَكيَصيدُ بالفَخ
chytit do oka/pastioko
fældefange i en fældesnare
snarasnara, veiîa í snöru
pagauti į spąstus
chytiť do oka/pasce
a trap for catching an animal. strik, wip فَخ، شَرَك примка armadilha oko die Schlinge snare; fælde παγίδαtrampa püünis, ling تله ansa piègeמלכודת जाल, फन्दा zamka, omča csapda jerat snara trappola わな 덫, 함정 spąstai lamatas; slazds perangkap striksnaresidła لومه، تلكه، كړكومه armadilha capcană силок, западня pasca, klepec zanka zamka snara กับดัก tuzak 陷阱 паст��а; сильце چڑیوں یا دوسرے جانوروں کو پکڑنے کا جال cái bẫy, cái lưới 陷阱verb
to catch with a snare. He snared a couple of rabbits. in 'n strik vang يَصيدُ بالفَخ улавям в капан apanhar chytit do oka/pasti mit einer Schlinge fangen fange i en fælde πιάνω στην παγίδα atrapar linguga püüdma به تله انداختن pyydystää ansalla prendre au piège לִלכּוֹד फांसना, पकड़ना loviti (životinje) u zamku, namamiti u stupicu csapdával fog menjerat snara, veiða í snöru intrappolare わなで捕える 덫으로 잡다 pagauti į spąstus noķert lamatās/slazdā memerangkap strikkenfange i snare łapać w sidła په لومه نيول، په تلكه نيول apanhar a prinde în capcană поймать в западню chytiť do pasce ujeti v zanko namamiti snara, snärja ดักโดยใช้กับดัก tuzak kurmak 誘捕 піймати в пастку جال میں پھنسانا đánh bẫy, gài bẫy 诱捕