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snag

noun [C]  us   /snæɡ/

snag noun [C] (PROBLEM)

a problem or difficulty that stops or slows the progress of something: The team was close to signing him to a long-range contract, but talks have hit a snag.

snag noun [C] (TEAR OR HOLE)

a tear, hole, or loose fiber in a piece of clothing or cloth caused by a sharp or rough object: a snag in a stocking

snag

verb  us   /snæɡ/ (-gg-)

snag verb (BECOME CAUGHT)

[I/T] to catch on something sharp or rough and become damaged: [T] Be careful not to snag your sweater on the rose bushes.

snag verb (OBTAIN)

[T] infml to obtain or catch something by acting quickly: I hoped to snag a good job.
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