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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 of snare ambush, net, trap, webWords Related to snare 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 of snare entanglement, mesh(es), morass, net, noose, quagmire, quicksand, web, tanglement, toil(s), trapWords Related to snare 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 of snare catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, entangle, tangle, trapWords Related to snare bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mireNear Antonyms of snare detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberateAntonyms of snare disentangle, untangle

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly campers trying to snare brook trout for supper Synonyms of snare 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, trapWords Related to snare 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 of snare discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms of snare miss

Synonym Discussion of snare

catch, capture, trap, snare, entrap, ensnare, bag mean to come to possess or control by or as if by seizing. catch implies the seizing of something in motion or in flight or in hiding.
    • caught the dog as it ran by
capture suggests taking by overcoming resistance or difficulty.
    • capture an enemy stronghold
trap, snare, entrap, ensnare imply seizing by some device that holds the one caught at the mercy of the captor. trap and snare apply more commonly to physical seizing.
    • trap animals
    • snared butterflies with a net
entrap and ensnare more often are figurative.
    • entrapped the witness with a trick question
    • a sting operation that ensnared burglars
bag implies shooting down a fleeing or distant prey.
    • bagged a brace of pheasants

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