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snare

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of snare

  1. 1 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise <you fell for my clever snare, you fool!> Synonyms ambush, net, trap, webRelated Words enmeshment, entanglement, entrapment, envelopment; booby trap, catch, hazard, land mine, pitfall, snag; artifice, cheat, cheating, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, ploy, ruse, subterfuge, trick

  2. 2 something that catches and holds <someday you'll find that your lies are a snare from which you can't escape> Synonyms entanglement, mesh(es), morass, net, noose, quagmire, quicksand, web, tanglement, toil(s), trapRelated Words knot, snarl, tangle; cat's cradle, labyrinth, maze; cobweb, spiderweb




snare

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snare

  1. 1 to catch or hold as if in a net <easily distracted by any bright object that snared his eye> Synonyms catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, entangle, tangle, trapRelated Words bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mireNear Antonyms detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberateAntonyms disentangle, untangle

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <campers trying to snare brook trout for supper> Synonyms bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), catch, snatch, trapRelated Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms miss




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