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snare

noun [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.

snare

verb [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.
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