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snag meaning and definition

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SNAG noun

Definition of snag (noun)

  1. a sharp protuberance
  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"
  3. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    • "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
    • synonyms: rent, rip, split, tear
  4. an unforeseen obstacle

SNAG verb

Definition of snag (verb)

  1. catch on a snag
    • "I snagged my stocking"
  2. get by acting quickly and smartly
    • "snag a bargain"
  3. hew jaggedly
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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