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Dictionary definition for: Snare

1. (n) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions" "it was all a snare and delusion"

2. (v) catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

3. (n) a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

4. (v) entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

5. (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

6. (n) strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

7. (n) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a noose

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