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Noun
A trap for catching something, typically animals
“When an animal heading for its home becomes caught in the snare, it will struggle to get away, which will tighten the wire trap.”
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A thing likely to lure or tempt someone into harm or error
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“They discovered that the retreat had only been a snare to lure them into the open space.”
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A difficult situation, or the involvement in one
“With help, they may not fall into the vicious snare of shyness which can leave them reflecting on a life of missed opportunities.”
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A long rope with a sliding loop on one end, generally used in ranching to catch cattle and horses
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Something that deceives
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A complex system of interconnected elements
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A desire, idea, or plan that is unlikely to ever be realized
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A hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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A bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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(fishing) A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water
Verb
To catch or get hold of
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“Campers at the site in Pambula managed to snare the beast in a volleyball net.”
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To entice or attract by temptation
“How exactly had Geraldine managed to snare a husband who lived in such elegant surroundings?”
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To steal, especially in small quantities, or articles of small value
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To instigate the curiosity or attention of someone
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(rare, usually used in simple past form "had") To influence unscrupulously
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