Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun snare

5 senses of snare

Sense 1
trap, snare -- (something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion")
       => design, plan -- (an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests")

Sense 2
snare drum, snare, side drum -- (a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head)
       => drum, membranophone, tympan -- (a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end)

Sense 3
snare -- (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)
       => surgical instrument -- (a medical instrument used in surgery)

Sense 4
snare -- (strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit)
       => string -- (a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed)

Sense 5
snare, gin, noose -- (a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose)
       => trap -- (a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb snare

2 senses of snare

Sense 1
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel -- (catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes")
       => capture, catch -- (capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today")

Sense 2
hook, snare -- (entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers")
       => entice, lure, tempt -- (provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation")

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