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snag

snag - Dictionary definition and meaning for word snag

Definition
(noun) a sharp protuberance
Definition
(noun) a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
Example Sentence
  • a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

Definition
(noun) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
Synonyms : rent , rip , split , tear
Example Sentence
  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings

Definition
(noun) an unforeseen obstacle
Synonyms : hang-up , hitch , rub

Definition
(verb) catch on a snag
Example Sentence
  • I snagged my stocking

Definition
(verb) get by acting quickly and smartly
Example Sentence
  • snag a bargain

Definition
(verb) hew jaggedly
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for snag

(mnemonic for snag=problem)sounds like snail.. imagine a snail unable to proceed because of an obstacle
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