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English definition of “snare”

snare

noun [C]  /sneər/ us  
a device for catching small animals, usually with a rope or wire that tightens around the animal A snare is also a trick or situation that deceives you or involves you unexpectedly in a problem: The legal system is full of snares for the unwary.

snare

verb [T]  /sner, snær/ us  
to get or achieve something that is difficult to get: Arriving in Nashville, she had hopes of snaring a country-music record contract.
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