Meaning of SNAG in English


1. n. & v.


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.

Etymology: prob. f. Scand.: cf. Norw. dial. snag(e) sharp point 2. n. (usu. in pl.) Austral. sl. a sausage.

Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.