a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game.
anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; trap.
Surgery. a wire noose for removing tumors or the like by the roots or at the base.
verb (used with object), snared, snaring.
to catch with a snare; entangle.
to catch or involve by trickery or wile:
to snare her into going.
a device for trapping birds or small animals, esp a flexible loop that is drawn tight around the prey
a surgical instrument for removing certain tumours, consisting of a wire loop that may be drawn tight around their base to sever or uproot them
anything that traps or entangles someone or something unawares
to catch (birds or small animals) with a snare
to catch or trap in or as if in a snare; capture by trickery
(music) a set of gut strings wound with wire fitted against the lower drumhead of a snare drum. They produce a rattling sound when the drum is beaten See snare drum
A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
The expression (Amos 3:5), “Shall one take up a snare from the earth?” etc. (Authorized Version), ought to be, as in the Revised Version, “Shall a snare spring up from the ground?” etc. (See GIN.)
noun 1. a small double-headed drum, carried at the side or placed on a stationary stand, having snares across the lower head to produce a rattling or reverberating effect. noun 1. (music) a cylindrical drum with two drumheads, the upper of which is struck and the lower fitted with a snare See snare2 snare drum […]
verb (used with object), Slang. 1. to eat quickly and voraciously; scarf (often followed by down or up). verb 1. (informal) to eat or drink greedily transitive verb to grab something in greed, esp. without permission Word Origin 1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf Usage Note slang snap to /snarf/ 1. To grab, especially […]
noun 1. a mysterious, imaginary animal. verb (used without object) 1. to be critical in a rude or sarcastic way: to snark about the neighbors. noun 2. rude or sarcastic criticism. [Lewis Carroll, via the Michigan Terminal System] 1. A system failure. When a user’s process bombed, the operator would get the message “Help, Help, […]
adjective, snarkier, snarkiest. 1. testy or irritable; short. 2. having a rudely critical tone or manner: snarky humor. adjective snarkier, snarkiest 1. (informal) unpleasant and scornful snarf