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snare

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1 a device or scheme for capturing another by surprise
  • You fell for my clever snare, you fool!
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2 something that catches and holds
  • Someday you'll find that your lies are a snare from which you can't escape.
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snare

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1 to catch or hold as if in a net
  • easily distracted by any bright object that snared his eye
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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • campers trying to snare brook trout for supper
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Phrases Synonymous with snare

take hold (of)

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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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