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Meaning of snare

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: something (often something deceptively attractive) that
           catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap
           questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion" [syn: {trap},
      2: a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the
         lower head [syn: {snare drum}, {snare}, {side drum}]
      3: 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
      4: strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they
         make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
      5: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
         [syn: {snare}, {gin}, {noose}]
      v 1: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn:
           {trap}, {entrap}, {snare}, {ensnare}, {trammel}]
      2: entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential
         customers" [syn: {hook}, {snare}]

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