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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.
Translations of “snare”
in Spanish trampa…
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 Polish sidła, wnyki…
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