Meaning of SNAG in English


— snaglike , adj.

/snag/ , n. , v. , snagged, snagging .


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 or cut off.

3. any sharp or rough projection.

4. a jagged hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.

5. any obstacle or impediment.

6. a stump of a tooth or a projecting tooth; snaggletooth.


7. to run or catch up on a snag.

8. to damage by so doing.

9. to obstruct or impede, as a snag does: He snagged all my efforts.

10. to grab; seize: to snag the last piece of pie.


11. to become entangled with some obstacle or hindrance.

12. to become tangled: This line snags every time I cast.

13. (of a boat) to strike a snag.

14. to form a snag.

[ 1570-80; snagi point, projection ]

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