Synonyms of snare


1. trap, snare, design, plan

usage: 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, drum, membranophone, tympan

usage: a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

3. snare, surgical instrument

usage: 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

4. snare, string

usage: strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

5. snare, gin, noose, trap

usage: a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose


1. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel, capture, catch

usage: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

2. hook, snare, entice, lure, tempt

usage: entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

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