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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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