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snare 1

 (snâr)
n.
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.]

snar′er n.

snare 2

 (snâr)
n.
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.]

snare

(snɛə)
n
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
vb (tr)
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]
ˈsnareless adj
ˈsnarer n

snare

(snɛə)
n
(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]

snare1

(snɛər)

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]

snare2

(snɛər)

n.
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]

snare


Past participle: snared
Gerund: snaring

Imperative
snare
snare
Present
I snare
you snare
he/she/it snares
we snare
you snare
they snare
Preterite
I snared
you snared
he/she/it snared
we snared
you snared
they snared
Present Continuous
I am snaring
you are snaring
he/she/it is snaring
we are snaring
you are snaring
they are snaring
Present Perfect
I have snared
you have snared
he/she/it has snared
we have snared
you have snared
they have snared
Past Continuous
I was snaring
you were snaring
he/she/it was snaring
we were snaring
you were snaring
they were snaring
Past Perfect
I had snared
you had snared
he/she/it had snared
we had snared
you had snared
they had snared
Future
I will snare
you will snare
he/she/it will snare
we will snare
you will snare
they will snare
Future Perfect
I will have snared
you will have snared
he/she/it will have snared
we will have snared
you will have snared
they will have snared
Future Continuous
I will be snaring
you will be snaring
he/she/it will be snaring
we will be snaring
you will be snaring
they will be snaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snaring
you have been snaring
he/she/it has been snaring
we have been snaring
you have been snaring
they have been snaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snaring
you will have been snaring
he/she/it will have been snaring
we will have been snaring
you will have been snaring
they will have been snaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snaring
you had been snaring
he/she/it had been snaring
we had been snaring
you had been snaring
they had been snaring
Conditional
I would snare
you would snare
he/she/it would snare
we would snare
you would snare
they would snare
Past Conditional
I would have snared
you would have snared
he/she/it would have snared
we would have snared
you would have snared
they would have snared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snare - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawaressnare - 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 headsnare - 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 mammalssnare - 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
Verb1.snare - catch in or as if in a trapsnare - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
hunting, hunt - the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
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"
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"

snare

noun
1. trap, net, wire, gin, pitfall, noose, springe an animal caught in a snare
verb
1. trap, catch, net, wire, seize, entrap, springe He'd snared a rabbit earlier in the day.

snare

noun
Something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult:
verb
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping:
Translations
فَخ، شَرَكيَصيدُ بالفَخ
chytit do oka/pastioko
fældefange i en fældesnare
ansaansalankapikkurumpuvirvelimatto
csapdával fog
snarasnara, veiîa í snöru
pagauti į spąstus
lamatasnoķert lamatās/slazdāslazds
chytiť do oka/pasce
tuzaktuzak kurmak

snare

[snɛəʳ]
A. Nlazo m (fig) → trampa f
B. VTcoger or (LAm) agarrar con lazo (fig) → atrapar
C. CPD snare drum Ntambor m militar pequeño

snare

[ˈsnɛər]
npiège m
vt
[+ animal] → attraper, prendre au piège
[+ person, customer] → piégersnare drum ncaisse f claire

snare

1
n (lit, fig: = trap) → Falle f; (fig also)Fallstrick m
vt (lit, fig)(ein)fangen

snare

2
n
(of drum)Schnarrsaite f
(= snare drum)kleine Trommel

snare

[snɛəʳ]
1. ntrappola

snare

(sneə) noun
a trap for catching an animal.
verb
to catch with a snare. He snared a couple of rabbits.
References in classic literature ?
He followed in the steps of a flying coward, and fell into a snare.
Even thus early had the child saved her from Satan's snare.
All life had turned to rottenness and stench in them--love was a beastliness, joy was a snare, and God was an imprecation.
It's different with you; it's a snare to you,--it's more'n you can stand,--and you'd better go, if you can.
He could not then hasten to England himself, to extricate you from the snare into which you had fallen, but he implored Mr.
Wragge, falling headlong into the snare, and darting at the parcel as eagerly as if nothing had happened.
Then the male Isanusis began, and I could see well that by this time their hearts were fearful, for they smelt a snare.
4th, He hath not avoided, nay, he hath, it is to be feared, solicited the kiss of woman; by which, saith the last rule of our renowned Order, Ut fugiantur oscula, the soldiers of the Cross are brought into a snare.
Yesterday was the first day of our coming here; we have a few of what they say are called field-tents pitched among the trees on the bank of an ample brook that fertilises all these meadows; last night we spread these nets in the trees here to snare the silly little birds that startled by the noise we make may fly into them.
Mademoiselle Cormon trod the path of salvation, preferring the sorrows of her virginity so cruelly prolonged to the evils of trickery and the sin of a snare.
The hunter is taken in his own snare, as the great Psalmist says.
Might he not have come for the purpose of laying a snare for him?