"snares" in the noun sense
1. trap, snare
something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
"the exam was full of trap questions"
"it was all a snare and delusion"
2. snare drum, snare, side drum
a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
a surgical instrument consisting of wire hoop that can be drawn tight around the base of polyps or small tumors to sever them used especially in body cavities
strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
5. snare, gin, noose
a trap for birds or small mammals often has a slip noose
"snares" in the verb sense
1. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
2. hook, snare
entice and trap
"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
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