verb (used with object), snared, snar·ing.
Origin of snare1
Origin of snare2
Examples from the Web for snare
Still more keys engage an array of other sounds, from snare drums and cymbals to awooga horns and sirens.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meant to capture fish by the gills (hence the name), they snare anything from sea turtles to dolphins.New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species|Abby Haglage|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After police confronted Dilello with the wiretaps, she agreed to wear a wire to snare Hagiwara and admit her role in the plot.The Chronicle of Peggy Hagiwara and a Botched Murder|Christine Pelisek|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Should Mr. Greenberg snare a major settlement without A.I.G., the company could face additional lawsuits from other shareholders.AIG May Sue the Government For An Insufficiently Generous Bailout|Megan McArdle|January 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has snared, or threatens to snare, millions of taxpayers in the middle class and above.How Did We Leave Behind A Whopping Middle-class Tax Hike?||December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And do you mean to tell me, Frank Amory, that you could be led into a snare by such a transparent piece of rascality as that?Kitty's Conquest|Charles King
Don't listen to the devil,' says I; 'he will bring you to no good, he'll draw you into a snare.The Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov
She blushed at the snare the echo of his words had led her into.Mr. Claghorn's Daughter|Hilary Trent
Woman was disparaged and suspected; all thinkers, down to Thomas and Anselm, looking upon her merely as a snare and a pitfall.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowler: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.The Mormon Prophet|Lily Dougall
Word Origin for snare
Word Origin for snare
"noose for catching animals," late Old English, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse snara "noose, snare," related to soenri "twisted rope," from Proto-Germanic *snarkho (cf. Middle Dutch snare, Dutch snaar, Old High German snare, German Schnur "noose, cord," Old English snear "a string, cord"). Figuratively from c.1300.
"string across a drum," 1680s, probably from Dutch snaar "string," from same source as snare (n.1). From 1938 as short for snare-drum (1873).
late 14c., "to ensnare," from snare (n.1). Related: Snared; snaring.