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Definition of snare noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a device used for catching small animals and birds, especially one that holds them by the leg or neck so that they cannot escape synonym trap The rabbit's foot was caught in a snare.
  2. 2(formal) a situation that seems attractive but is unpleasant and difficult to escape from City life can be full of snares for young people.
  3. 3the metal strings that are stretched across the bottom of a snare drum
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