snag (n.)

  1. a sharp protuberance

  2. 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. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

    [ Syn: rip , rent , split , tear ]

  4. an unforeseen obstacle

    [ Syn: hang-up , hitch , rub ]

    snag (v.)

  1. catch on a snag; I snagged my stocking'

  2. get by acting quickly and smartly; snag a bargain'

  3. hew jaggedly

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