An example of to snag is for a shirt to get caught on a nail and rip.
An example of a snag is a sharp piece of wood sticking out from a cabinet.
An example of a snag is a pulled thread in a sweater.
- A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
- A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
- A snaggletooth.
- A short or imperfectly developed branch of a deer's antler.
Our plans for the party have hit a snag.
Snagged a stocking on a splinter.
Snagged a ground ball; snagged a bargain.
Snagged the river.
His sweater snagged on a tree branch.
Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.
Origin of snag
- Of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse snagi (“clothes peg").