A primitive root; to ensnare (literally or figuratively) -- fowler (lay a) snare.
[יָקשׁ] verb lay a bait or lure (see מוֺקֵשׁ), then Generally lay snares (see also קוֺשׁ נקשׁ,) —
Qal Perfect יָק֫שְׁתִּי Jeremiah 50:24; יָָֽקְשׁוּ Psalm 141:9; Participle plural יוֺקְשִׁים 124:7; — lay snares, figurative of devices of wicked 141:9 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb); of ׳יs plan to destroy Babylon Jeremiah 50:24 נלכדר וגם לך יקשׁתי; Participle as substantive bait-layers, fowlers Psalm 124:7 (compare 141:9) simile
Niph`al Perfect נוֺקַ֫שְׁתָּ Proverbs 6:2; וְנוֺקְשׁוּ consecutive Isaiah 8:15; 28:13; Imperfect2masculine singular תִּוָּקֵשׁ Deuteronomy 7:25; be caught by a bait, ensnared, in business entanglements Proverbs 6:2; in disastrous consequences of idolatry Deuteronomy 7:25 ("" נלכד); of those ensnared by ׳יs plans (followed by ונלכדו) Isaiah 8:15; 28:13.
Pu`al Participle יוּקָשִׁים (for מְיוּקָשִׁים, unless this should be read: Ges§ 52. R. 6; Sta§ 220): entrapped, in circumstances of life Ecclesiastes 9:12.