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Meaning & Definition of Snag in English

English

Snag

/snæg/

noun

1. A sharp protuberance

    synonym:
  • snag

2. A dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest

  • "A snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"
    synonym:
  • snag

3. An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

  • "There was a rip in his pants"
  • "She had snags in her stockings"
    synonym:
  • rip
  • ,
  • rent
  • ,
  • snag
  • ,
  • split
  • ,
  • tear

4. An unforeseen obstacle

    synonym:
  • hang-up
  • ,
  • hitch
  • ,
  • rub
  • ,
  • snag

verb

1. Catch on a snag

  • "I snagged my stocking"
    synonym:
  • snag

2. Get by acting quickly and smartly

  • "Snag a bargain"
    synonym:
  • snag

3. Hew jaggedly

    synonym:
  • snag