Definition of snare verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snare

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sneə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sner//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snare
BrE BrE//sneə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sner//
 
he / she / it snares
BrE BrE//sneəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snerz//
 
past simple snared
BrE BrE//sneəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snerd//
 
past participle snared
BrE BrE//sneəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snerd//
 
-ing form snaring
BrE BrE//ˈsneərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnerɪŋ//
 
 
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snare something/somebody to catch something, especially an animal, in a snare synonym trap to snare a rabbit (figurative) Her one thought was to snare a rich husband. (figurative) He found himself snared in a web of intrigue. There is to be a crackdown on the use of giant fishing nets that snare dolphins. Word Origin late Old English sneare, from Old Norse snara. Sense (3) is probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snare ‘harp string’.
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