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snare

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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snaresnare1 /sneə $ sner/ noun [countable]  1 HBADSOa trap for catching an animal, especially one that uses a wire or rope to catch the animal by its foot A rabbit was caught in the snare.2 literaryTRICK/DECEIVE something that is intended to trick someone and get them into a difficult situation syn trap I didn’t want to fall into the same snare again.
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snareHumpback whales have even been seen to weave a snare of air-bubbles - a bubble net.Just like humans, they go hunting with their blowpipes and they erect snares and traps in the jungle.It was in those rabbit-runs through the gorse that some of the local boys used to set snares.It is also a sort of high-tech snare, with State Police as hunters and hundreds of hapless cabbies their sorry prey.When going to the C section keep the snare going.fall into ... snareThe Democrats have fallen into Republican snares, most conspicuously with the strange case of Rep.
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snaresnare2 verb [transitive]  1 HBADSOto catch an animal by using a snare2 TRICK/DECEIVEto get something or someone you want in a clever way, often by deceiving other people She’s hoping to snare a wealthy husband.
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snareNielsen himself has snared a 15-pounder at San Pablo.And it has failed to snare any major global accounts in several years.For instance, the network has shelled out big bucks to snare Bill Cosby for a new sitcom in the fall.Attempts to snare even rabbits became dangerous forays.Boggs is one of three people snared in an ongoing federal investigation.Coevolution can be seen as two parties snared in the web of mutual propaganda.This fallacy has snared philosophers from Plato to Leibniz and beyond, and it still snares many major physicists.He added that attempts were being made to snare them by hanging nets between trees.
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Verb table
snare
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysnare
he, she, itsnares
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysnared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave snared
he, she, ithas snared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad snared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill snare
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have snared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam snaring
he, she, itis snaring
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you, we, theyare snaring
Past
I, he, she, itwas snaring
you, we, theywere snaring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been snaring
he, she, ithas been snaring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been snaring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be snaring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been snaring
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