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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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)entice, lure, tempt

Verb groupaccost, hook, solicit

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