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snag

 (snăg)
n.
1. A rough, sharp, or jagged protuberance, as:
a. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
b. 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.
c. A snaggletooth.
d. A short or imperfectly developed branch of a deer's antler.
2. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
3. An unforeseen or hidden obstacle or difficulty: Our plans for the party have hit a snag.
v. snagged, snag·ging, snags
v.tr.
1. To tear, break, hinder, or destroy by or as if by a snag: snagged a stocking on a splinter.
2. Informal To catch or obtain quickly or unexpectedly: snagged a ground ball; snagged a bargain.
3. To free of snags: snagged the river.
4. To catch (a fish), especially by hooking in a place other than its mouth.
v.intr.
To be damaged by a snag: His sweater snagged on a tree branch.

[Of Scandinavian origin.]

snag′gy adj.

snag

(snæɡ)
n
1. a difficulty or disadvantage: the snag is that I have nothing suitable to wear.
2. a sharp protuberance, such as a tree stump
3. (Textiles) a small loop or hole in a fabric caused by a sharp object
4. (Mechanical Engineering) engineering a projection that brings to a stop a sliding or rotating component
5. (Nautical Terms) chiefly US and Canadian a tree stump in a riverbed that is dangerous to navigation
6. (Forestry) US and Canadian a standing dead tree, esp one used as a perch by an eagle
7. (Cookery) (plural) slang Austral sausages
vb, snags, snagging or snagged
8. (tr) to hinder or impede
9. (Textiles) (tr) to tear or catch (fabric)
10. (intr) to develop a snag
11. (Nautical Terms) (intr) chiefly US and Canadian (of a boat) to strike or be damaged by a snag
12. (Nautical Terms) (tr) chiefly US and Canadian to clear (a stretch of water) of snags
13. (tr) US to seize (an opportunity, benefit, etc)
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snaghyrndr sharp-pointed, Norwegian snage spike, Icelandic snagi peg]
ˈsnagˌlike adj

snag

(snæg)

n., v. snagged, snag•ging. n.
1. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation.
2. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken off.
3. any sharp or rough projection.
4. a hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.
5. any obstacle or impediment.
v.t.
7. to run or catch up on a snag.
8. to damage by so doing.
9. to obstruct or impede, as a snag does.
10. to grab; seize.
v.i.
11. to become entangled with some obstacle.
12. to become tangled, as twine or hair.
13. (of a boat) to strike a snag.
14. to form a snag.
[1570–80; < Old Norse snagi point, projection]
snag′gy, adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.

snag

- Literally first meant a stump on a tree trunk or a piece of timber underwater that obstructed navigation.
See also related terms for tree trunk.

snag


Past participle: snagged
Gerund: snagging

Imperative
snag
snag
Present
I snag
you snag
he/she/it snags
we snag
you snag
they snag
Preterite
I snagged
you snagged
he/she/it snagged
we snagged
you snagged
they snagged
Present Continuous
I am snagging
you are snagging
he/she/it is snagging
we are snagging
you are snagging
they are snagging
Present Perfect
I have snagged
you have snagged
he/she/it has snagged
we have snagged
you have snagged
they have snagged
Past Continuous
I was snagging
you were snagging
he/she/it was snagging
we were snagging
you were snagging
they were snagging
Past Perfect
I had snagged
you had snagged
he/she/it had snagged
we had snagged
you had snagged
they had snagged
Future
I will snag
you will snag
he/she/it will snag
we will snag
you will snag
they will snag
Future Perfect
I will have snagged
you will have snagged
he/she/it will have snagged
we will have snagged
you will have snagged
they will have snagged
Future Continuous
I will be snagging
you will be snagging
he/she/it will be snagging
we will be snagging
you will be snagging
they will be snagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snagging
you have been snagging
he/she/it has been snagging
we have been snagging
you have been snagging
they have been snagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snagging
you will have been snagging
he/she/it will have been snagging
we will have been snagging
you will have been snagging
they will have been snagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snagging
you had been snagging
he/she/it had been snagging
we had been snagging
you had been snagging
they had been snagging
Conditional
I would snag
you would snag
he/she/it would snag
we would snag
you would snag
they would snag
Past Conditional
I would have snagged
you would have snagged
he/she/it would have snagged
we would have snagged
you would have snagged
they would have snagged

snag

A short stub left behind after incorrect pruning which is prone to disease infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snag - a sharp protuberancesnag - a sharp protuberance      
excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
2.snag - a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest; "a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
3.snag - an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
4.snag - an unforeseen obstaclesnag - an unforeseen obstacle    
obstacle, obstruction - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"
Verb1.snag - catch on a snag; "I snagged my stocking"
hitch, catch - to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup"
2.snag - get by acting quickly and smartly; "snag a bargain"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
3.snag - hew jaggedly
hew - strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak"

snag

noun
1. difficulty, hitch, problem, obstacle, catch, hazard, disadvantage, complication, drawback, inconvenience, downside, stumbling block, the rub A police crackdown hit a snag when villains stole one of their cars.
verb
1. catch, tear, rip, hole He snagged his suit.

snag

noun
1. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage:
2. A tricky or unsuspected condition:
Informal: catch.
Translations
عائِق، نَقْص، صُعوبَهنُتوء، نَسْل خَيْط
potížpřekážkavytržená nit
lille vanskelighed
buktató
rifasnurîa
さっかけるさびくひっかけるほつれほつれる
ištrauktas siūlasnutrauktas siūlas
aizķeršanāskļūmeuzrauts pavediens
vytrhnutá niť
težava

snag

[snæg]
A. N
1. (= difficulty) → inconveniente m, problema m
there's a snaghay un inconveniente or problema
what's the snag?¿cuál es el problema?, ¿qué pega hay? (Sp)
the snag is thatla dificultad es que ...
that's the snagahí está el problema
to run into or hit a snagencontrar inconvenientes, dar con un obstáculo
2. [of tooth] → raigón m
3. [of tree] → tocón m; (in wood) → nudo m
4. (in fabric) → enganchón m
B. VTenganchar, coger (on en)
C. VIengancharse, quedar cogido (on en)

snag

[ˈsnæg] ninconvénient m, difficulté f

snag

n
(= hidden difficulty)Haken m, → Schwierigkeit f; there’s a snagdie Sache hat einen Haken; what’s the snag?woran liegt es?, was ist das Problem?; to run into or hit a snagin Schwierigkeiten (acc)kommen
(= flaw in clothes etc)gezogener Faden
(in water) → Baumstumpf m(im Wasser)
vtsich (dat)einen Faden ziehen; I snagged my tightsich habe mir an den Strumpfhosen einen Faden gezogen
viFäden ziehen

snag

[snæg]
1. n (pulled thread) → filo tirato; (difficulty) → intralcio, intoppo
the snag is that ... → il guaio è che....
what's the snag? → qual è il problema?
to run into or hit a snag → incontrare una difficoltà, trovare un intoppo
2. vt (jumper) → tirare un filo a; (tights) → smagliare

snag

(snӕg) noun
1. a difficulty or drawback. We did not realize at first how many snags there were in our plan.
2. a place on a garment where a thread has been torn or pulled out of place.
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