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snare1

snare1

 
 
pronunciation:
sneIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trap, usu. consisting of a noose, for catching small animals and birds.
A rabbit was trapped in the hunter's snare.
synonyms:
trap
definition 2: anything intended to lure, tempt, or entangle unsuspecting victims; trap.
The spies were caught in a snare arranged by the secret service.
synonyms:
net, trap
similar words:
bait, decoy, mesh, toil
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: snared, snares, snaring
definition 1: to capture with a trap or snare; entrap.
synonyms:
ensnare, entrap, trap
similar words:
capture, decoy, mesh, net, noose
definition 2: to lure, entangle, or involve, usu. by deception.
I was snared by his promises.
synonyms:
ensnare, entangle, trap
similar words:
enmesh, entice, entrap, inveigle, mesh
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