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Snare

Definition

[n] a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose
[n] strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
[n] a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them; used especially in body cavities
[n] a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
[n] something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
[v] entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
[v] catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

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