Share this entry
American English: /snɛr/
British English: /snɛː/

Translation of snare in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (to catch animals)
    Example sentences
    • Most poachers used silent and invisible methods such as wire snares and jaw traps to capture their quarry, be it deer or tigers.
    • How many snares would a single hunter set in the forest?
    • In her diary entry for 4 June 1832, Sally Brown noted catching two partridges, probably using snares.
    1.2 (ploy, plan) it's just a snare and a delusion
    no es más que un engaño
    Example sentences
    • Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    • Artists have been consciously aware for a very long time of the conflict between aesthetic image and reality and the fact that this conflict poses a specific set of contradictions, difficulties and potential snares.
    • Perhaps, if those children received help at this early stage, they might not fall permanently into the vicious snare of shyness which can leave adults, like Lynne Crawford, reflecting sadly on a life of missed opportunities.

transitive verb

  • (rabbit/bird)
    how did he manage to snare such a pretty wife?
    ¿cómo pudo cazar or atrapar a una mujer tan bonita?
    Example sentences
    • Concerned fishermen put pilchard bait on a rock, snared the bird and cut the nylon away.
    • Paying no attention, other men were trying to snare birds with their shirts.
    • They used a quad bike and a hurling net to snare the pig who had captured the front page readers for the past three weeks.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.