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English noun: snare

1. snare (cognition) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares


SamplesThe exam was full of trap questions.
It was all a snare and delusion.


Synonymstrap


Broader (hypernym)design, plan


Narrower (hyponym)iron trap, speed trap

2. snare (artifact) a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head


Synonymsside drum, snare drum


Broader (hypernym)drum, membranophone, tympan


Part holonymsnare

3. snare (artifact) 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


Broader (hypernym)surgical instrument

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


Broader (hypernym)string


Part meronymside drum, snare, snare drum

5. snare (artifact) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose


Synonymsgin, noose


Broader (hypernym)trap


Part holonymslipknot


English verb: snare

1. snare (contact) catch in or as if in a trap


SamplesThe men trap foxes.


ExamplesThey snare the animals


Synonymsensnare, entrap, trammel, trap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch


Narrower (hyponym)gin


Domain categoryhunt, hunting

2. snare (communication) entice and trap


SamplesThe car salesman had snared three potential customers.


Synonymshook


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)entice, lure, tempt


Verb groupaccost, hook, solicit









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