Meaning of SNAG in English

SNAG

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hit a snag/problems/a bad patch etc

My father hit a bad patch, he had to sell the house.

snagging list

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

only

The only snag was that Auger made a bad take-off and punctured one of his auxiliary tanks and broke off his tailwheel.

The only snag is that uncomfortable proviso.

I wish I could go with her, that's the only snag .

From the ant's perspective the only snag in this excellent scheme is the quality of its diet.

The only snag in his life is everybody expects him to live up to his heart-throb image.

The only snag was that I had bad after-effects from the anaesthetic.

■ VERB

hit

However, the industry may hit snags in cashing in on their investments.

Wednesday, the pact hit a snag Thursday morning over several smaller issues.

Almost immediately after researchers began exploring this question, however, they hit a series of snags .

The effort to regulate HMOs hit a snag in the recent legislative session, when Gov.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The case hit a snag in October when the judge handling it had to be replaced.

The cleanup effort was delayed for a few days by some technical snags and equipment problems.

The House worked out some last-minute snags on the legislation.

The process hit a snag Tuesday when a vital meeting had to be canceled.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

However, there's a snag in this intergalactic transportation scheme.

The snag is that online users are reluctant to give out information about themselves to Web sites.

The snags offer safe nesting sites for birds, as thousands of young trees and plants sprout up on the surrounding riverbank.

This is much easier than it sounds but not without snags.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Danny's kite snagged in the upper branches of a tree.

The parking lot was almost full, but I snagged a space in the last row.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A similar experiment was attempted in mid-1992, but it was interrupted when the tether became snagged in a deployer mechanism.

And then the hospital just goes and snags some other kid on the hook.

Don't open the packet with your teeth and be careful not to snag the rubber with rings or finger-nails.

His eyes snagged on some of them, the infamous dates-I 917, 1 929-and skated right over others.

However the textured topside can easily mark or snag , and paste can not be successfully removed from it.

The trial follows the Antares tragedy in which four fishermen drowned after a submarine snagged its nets in the Firth of Clyde.

This savvy-enough production will snag hordes who love a mindless evening.

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