Meaning of SNAG in English


n. & v.

n. 1 an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback. 2 a jagged or projecting point or broken stump. 3 a tear in material etc. 4 a short tine of an antler. (snagged, snagging) 1 catch or tear on a snag. 2 clear (land, a waterway, a tree-trunk, etc.) of snags. 3 US catch or obtain by quick action. snagged adj. snaggy adj.

[ prob. f. Scand.: cf. Norw. dial. snag(e) sharp point ]

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