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snare

noun [C]     /sneər/ US  /sner/
a device for catching small animals and birds, usually with a rope or wire that tightens around the animalHunting a trick or situation that deceives you or involves you in some problem that you do not know about: The legal system is full of snares for those who are not wary.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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