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Date: 1000-1100
Language: Old Norse
Origin: snara

snare

1 noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
snare1 [countable]
1DSO a 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 literary something that is intended to trick someone and get them into a difficult situation [= trap]:
I didn't want to fall into the same snare again.

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