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snag

snag

 
pronunciation:
snaeg
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sharp or jagged projection upon which something can be caught or torn.
synonyms:
jag
similar words:
wrinkle
definition 2: a submerged tree, stump, branch, or root that hinders navigation.
definition 3: a hidden or unexpected problem or impediment; obstacle.
We hit a snag that slowed our negotiations for a week.
synonyms:
catch, complication, encumbrance, hang-up, hindrance, hitch
similar words:
rub
definition 4: a tear, pull, or hole in a fabric, usu. caused by something sharp or jagged.
synonyms:
rent, run, tear
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: snagged, snagging, snags
definition 1: to catch, impede, or tear on or as if on a snag.
I snagged my wool jacket on a nail.
synonyms:
hook, rip, tear
similar words:
foul, impale, stick, transfix
definition 2: (informal) to catch or obtain quickly or without warning.
She tried to snag the doctor before he left.We snagged a quick lunch.
synonyms:
spear
similar words:
grab, head off, intercept, waylay
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be caught or entangled by or as if by a snag.
The kite string snagged on the tree top.
synonyms:
catch, hitch, hook
similar words:
foul, stick
derivation: snaglike (adj.)