Snag - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |snæɡ|  American pronunciation of the word snag
Brit.  |snæɡ|  British pronunciation of the word snag


- a sharp protuberance
- a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
- an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart(syn: rent, rip, split, tear)
- an unforeseen obstacle (syn: hang-up, hitch, rub)


- catch on a snag
- get by acting quickly and smartly
- hew jaggedly


I caught my sleeve on a snag and tore it.

My sweater has a snag where I caught it on a nail.

The only snag is finding somewhere to put it.

It's an interesting job. The only snag is that it's not very well paid.

The grand opening hit a snag when no one could find the key.

Oh no! I've snagged my stockings.

I snagged a parking space in the last row.

a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

she had snags in her stockings

I snagged my stocking

I managed to snag the information I needed from the Internet.

Can I snag a ride from you?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: snag
he/she/it: snags
present participle: snagging
past tense: snagged
past participle: snagged
singular: snag
plural: snags
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