Snag Definition

snăg
snagged, snagging, snags
noun
snags
A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb.
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An underwater tree stump or branch dangerous to navigation.
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A broken or irregular tooth.
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A break or tear, as in cloth, made by a splinter, snag, etc.
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A small branch of an antler.
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verb
snagged, snagging
To become caught or impeded by a sharp projection, a difficulty, etc.
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To catch, tear, etc. on a snag.
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To strike or become caught on a snag in water.
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To catch or grab quickly.
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To form or develop a snag.
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Other Word Forms of Snag

Noun

Singular:
snag
Plural:
snags

Origin of Snag

  • From Old Norse snagi (“clothes peg").

    From Wiktionary

  • Of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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