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Meaning of “snare” in the English Dictionary

"snare" in British English

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snarenoun [C]

uk   /sneər/  us   /sner/
a ​device for ​catchingsmallanimals and ​birds, usually with a ​rope or ​wire that ​tightens around the ​animal a ​trick or ​situation that ​deceives you or ​involves you in some ​problem that you do not ​know about: The ​legalsystem is ​full of snares for those who are not ​wary.

snareverb [T]

uk   /sneər/  us   /sner/
to ​catch an ​animal using a snare: We used to snare ​smallbirds such as ​sparrows and ​robins.figurative She ​grew up in the ​days when a woman's ​mainaim was to snare a ​richhusband.
(Definition of snare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snarenoun [C]

 us   /sneər/
a ​device for ​catchingsmallanimals, 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 ​legalsystem is ​full of snares for the unwary.

snareverb [T]

 us   /sner, snær/
to get or ​achieve something that is ​difficult to get: Arriving in Nashville, she had ​hopes of snaring a country-music ​recordcontract.
(Definition of snare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “snare”
in Spanish trampa…
in Vietnamese cái bẫy, cái lưới…
in Malaysian perangkap…
in Thai กับดัก…
in French piège…
in German die Schlinge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷阱,罗网, 圈套,陷阱…
in Turkish tuzak, kapan…
in Russian западня, ловушка…
in Indonesian jerat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷阱,羅網, 圈套,陷阱…
in Polish sidła, wnyki…
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