• (noun): A rough, sharp, or jagged protuberance, as:
  • (noun): A tree or a part of a tree that protrudes above the surface in a body of water. Also called sawyer. See Regional Note at preacher.
  • (noun): A snaggletooth.
  • (noun): A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
  • (noun): An unforeseen or hidden obstacle. See Synonyms at obstacle.
  • (noun): A short or imperfectly developed branch of a deer's antler.
  • (verb-transitive): To tear, break, hinder, or destroy by or as if by a snag: snagged a stocking on a splinter.
  • (verb-transitive): Informal To catch unexpectedly and quickly: snagged a bargain.
  • (verb-transitive): To free of snags: snagged the river.
  • (verb-transitive): To catch (a fish), especially by hooking in a place other than its mouth.
  • (verb-intransitive): To be damaged by a snag: His sweater snagged on a tree branch.

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  • (noun): an unforeseen obstacle
  • (noun): an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
  • (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"
  • (noun): a sharp protuberance
  • (verb): hew jaggedly
  • (verb): get by acting quickly and smartly; "snag a bargain"
  • (verb): catch on a snag; "I snagged my stocking"

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Snag may refer to:

Snag (textiles), a fiber pulled from in normal pattern in a fabric
Snag (ecology), a standing dead tree or a tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of navigable water, that may be a hazard to navigation.
Snag, Yukon
SnaG, the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations
Society of North American Goldsmiths, founded in 1969
Snag, a sausage in Australian English
Snagging or snag fishing
Snag list, or punch list, prepared near the end of a construction project listing work not conforming to contract specifications that the contractor must complete
Snagging, another word for shredding trees

Example Sentences

  • The snag is that such a drug would also affect other areas of autonomic nerve control, such as tear and saliva production, eye muscles, digestive system, heart rate, bladder and bowel function.

  • The snag is that your credit card is going to be charged for a while -- but unlike some magazine subscriptions, it won't be forever.

  • The snag is that your credit card is going to be charged for a while -- but unlikesome magazine subscriptions, it won't be forever.

  • One day something my grandfather used to say occurred to me as I was tying on terminal tackle after another snag from a morning full of wading places i didn't want to disturb to free tackle and occassionally having to break one off.

  • Another potential snag is a newly enforced requirement that buildings have at least 10 percent of their annual budget in a reserve fund.

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