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  • n  something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
    it was all a snare and delusion
  • n  a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
  • n  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
  • n  strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit
  • n  a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
  • v  catch in or as if in a trap
  • v  entice and trap
    The car salesman had snared three potential customers

  • Once upon a time, Brer B'ar was induced to take Brer Rabbit's place in a snare by the promise that he would thus make $1 a minute.
  • But when she failed to snare a Metropolitan contract, Maggie Teyte shrewdly decided that her clear-toned, brilliantly controlled voice was better suited to chamber singing than to .
  • As her taut band rips away at their instruments, Ida Maria turns her lyrics into epic drama; singing the word "God" in the chorus, she times the g to the crash of the snare and the .
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  • Bishan Singh Bedi in Fox Sports
    His variation seems unreal, he could snare 500 wickets by the time people are able to figure him out,Bedi said.
  • Louie Bellson in International Herald Tribune
    I've been of the opinion that all a drummer really needs is one bass drum, a snare drum, some tom-toms, a ride cymbal, a crash cymbal, sticks and brushes,Bellson told Jazz Connection. "If you can't do it with that, you better go back to...
  • Tim Holding in Melbourne Herald Sun
    For too long the people of Pamplona have monopolised this event, the Brumby Government is determined to grab the bull by the horns and snare this important event for Melbourne,Mr Holding said. "Melbourne has a year-round calendar of major...

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