a sharp protuberance
a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
"a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"
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"
hang-up, hitch, rub, snag(verb)
an unforeseen obstacle
catch on a snag
"I snagged my stocking"
get by acting quickly and smartly
"snag a bargain"
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.
A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth.
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.
One of the secondary branches of an antler.
As in cloth, a pulled thread or yarn.
A problem or difficulty with something.
A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).
To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection
Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!
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.
To obtain or pick up (something)
Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.
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
a tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth
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
one of the secondary branches of an antler
to cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly
to injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree
Origin: [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
snag, n. a sharp protuberance: a short branch: a projecting tooth or stump: a tree lying in the water so as to impede navigation—hence any stumbling-block or obstacle.—v.t. to catch on a snag: to entangle: to fill with snags, or to clear from such.—n. Snag′boat, a steamboat with appliances for removing snags.—adjs. Snag′ged, Snag′gy, full of snags. [Akin to Gael. and Ir. snaigh, to cut.]
snag, v.t. to lop superfluous branches from a tree.—n. Snag′ger, the tool for this.
To review the complete interior and exterior of a new build house and make a list of tasks that need to be completed by the builder or other tradesmen.
I decided to snag the house when we moved in to ensure all previous tasks were completed.
The numerical value of SNAG in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of SNAG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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- pulma, uppotukki, langanpää, oksantynkä, skäägäFinnish
- pépin, chicot, aspérité, hicFrench
- staing, duilgheadasScottish Gaelic
- 些細なトラブル, 裂ける, ひっかける, さびく, さっかける, 破ける, ほつれ, ほつれるJapanese
- zadrzeć, odrostek, tylecPolish
- препятствие, топляк, загвоздка, корягаRussian
- stötesten, krux, aber, hakeSwedish
- கஷ்டம் தீர்ந்ததுTamil
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