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snarenoun [C]

uk   /sneər/ us   /sner/
a device for catching small animals 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 legal system 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 small birds such as sparrows and robins.figurative She grew up in the days when a woman's main aim was to snare a rich husband.
(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 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.

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 record contract.
(Definition of snare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “snare”
in Vietnamese cái bẫy, cái lưới…
in Spanish trampa…
in Malaysian perangkap…
in Thai กับดัก…
in French piège…
in German die Schlinge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陷阱,羅網, 圈套,陷阱…
in Russian западня, ловушка…
in Turkish tuzak, kapan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陷阱,罗网, 圈套,陷阱…
in Indonesian jerat…
in Polish sidła, wnyki…
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