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Definition 1: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for snare in the sense of this definition

(snare is a kind of ...) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

(snare is a part of ...) a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made

Definition 2: strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit - [noun denoting artifact]

(snare is a kind of ...) a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, as a part of an instrument or a tennis racket

(... is part of snare) a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

Definition 3: a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for snare in the sense of this definition

(snare is a kind of ...) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

(snare is a part of ...) strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(snare is a kind of ...) a medical instrument used in surgery

Definition 5: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where snare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the exam was full of trap questions
  • it was all a snare and delusion

Synonyms for snare in the sense of this definition

(snare is a kind of ...) an arrangement scheme

"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult" "it was an excellent design for living" "a plan for seating guests"

(... is a kind of snare ) a trap from which there is no escape

(... is a kind of snare ) a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders

Definition 6: entice and trap - [verb of communication]

Samples where snare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car salesman had snared three potential customers

Synonyms for snare in the sense of this definition

(snare is a kind of ...) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

(snare has a similar meaning as ...) approach with an offer of sexual favors

"he was solicited by a prostitute" "The young man was caught soliciting in the park"

Definition 7: catch in or as if in a trap - [verb of contact]

Samples where snare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men trap foxes

Synonyms for snare in the sense of this definition

(snare is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of snare ) trap with a snare

"gin game"

(snare belongs to category ...) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

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