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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snagsnæg(n.; v.)snagged, snag•ging.

  1. (n.)a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation.

  2. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken off.

  3. any sharp or rough projection.

  4. a hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.

  5. any obstacle or impediment.

  6. Category: Dentistry

    Ref: snaggletooth .

  7. (v.t.)to run or catch up on a snag.

  8. to damage by so doing.

  9. to obstruct or impede, as a snag does.

  10. to grab; seize.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. (v.i.)to become entangled with some obstacle.

  12. to become tangled, as twine or hair.

  13. (of a boat) to strike a snag.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  14. to form a snag.

Origin of snag:

1570–80; < ON snagi point, projection

snag′gy(adj.)-gi•er, -gi•est.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snag(noun)

    a sharp protuberance

  2. snag(noun)

    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. rip, rent, snag, split, tear(noun)

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

  4. hang-up, hitch, rub, snag(verb)

    an unforeseen obstacle

  5. snag(verb)

    catch on a snag

    "I snagged my stocking"

  6. snag(verb)

    get by acting quickly and smartly

    "snag a bargain"

  7. snag(verb)

    hew jaggedly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. snag(noun)æg

    a small problem

    The snag is I have no way of getting to the party.

  2. snag(verb)æg

    to rip sth by getting part of it stuck on sth

    I snagged my sweater on a nail.

Wiktionary

  1. snag(Noun)

    A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance.

  2. snag(Noun)

    A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth.

  3. snag(Noun)

    A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.

  4. snag(Noun)

    One of the secondary branches of an antler.

  5. snag(Noun)

    As in cloth, a pulled thread or yarn.

  6. snag(Noun)

    A problem or difficulty with something.

  7. snag(Noun)

    A sausage.

  8. snag(Noun)

    A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).

  9. snag(Verb)

    To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection

    Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!

  10. snag(Verb)

    To fish by means of dragging a large hook or hooks on a line, intending to impale the body (rather than the mouth) of the target

    We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi river.

  11. snag(Verb)

    To obtain or pick up (something)

    Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snag(noun)

    a stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance

  2. Snag(noun)

    a tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth

  3. Snag(noun)

    a tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk

  4. Snag(noun)

    one of the secondary branches of an antler

  5. Snag(verb)

    to cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly

  6. Snag(verb)

    to injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree

Freebase

  1. Snag

    In forest ecology, a snag refers to a standing, dead or dying tree, often missing a top or most of the smaller branches. In freshwater ecology it refers to trees, branches, and other pieces of naturally occurring wood found sunken in rivers and streams; it is also known as coarse woody debris.


Translations for SNAG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

snag(noun)

a difficulty or drawback

We did not realize at first how many snags there were in our plan.

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