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snares

noun
plural of snare

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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snares

verb
present tense third-person singular of snare

Synonyms & Antonyms of snares (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Snares.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snares. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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