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Meaning of “snag” in the English Dictionary

"snag" in British English

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snagnoun [C]

uk   us   /snæɡ/

snagverb

uk   us   /snæɡ/ (-gg-)
(Definition of snag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snagnoun [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 ​loosefiber in a ​piece of ​clothing or ​cloth caused by a ​sharp or ​roughobject: a snag in a ​stocking

snagverb

 us   /snæɡ/ (-gg-)
  • snag verb (BECOME CAUGHT)

[I/T] to ​catch on something ​sharp or ​rough and ​becomedamaged: [T] Be ​careful not to snag ​yoursweater on the ​rosebushes.
  • snag verb (OBTAIN)

[T] infml to ​obtain or ​catch something by ​actingquickly: I hoped to snag a good ​job.
(Definition of snag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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