English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'snare'

(noun) 
Definition
a trap for birds or small animals, usually a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
an animal caught in a snare
Synonyms
trap
He came across a bird caught in a trap.
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gin
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noose
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springe
(verb) 
Definition
to catch in or as if in a snare
He'd snared a rabbit earlier in the day.
Synonyms
trap
The locals were trying to trap and kill the spiders.
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catch
Police say they are confident of catching the killer.
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net
Poachers have been netting fish to sell on the black market.
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seize
seize the means of production
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entrap
The whale's mouth contains filters which entrap plankton.
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springe

Additional synonyms

in the sense of catch
Definition
to capture (a person or a fish or animal)
Police say they are confident of catching the killer.
Synonyms
nail (informal),
nab (informal),
lift (slang),
feel your collar (slang)
in the sense of entrap
Definition
to catch in a trap
The whale's mouth contains filters which entrap plankton.
in the sense of net
Definition
to catch (a fish or other animal) in a net
Poachers have been netting fish to sell on the black market.
Synonyms

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Thesaurus for snare from the Collins English Thesaurus
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