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"snag" in British English

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snagnoun [C]

uk   us   /snæɡ/

snag noun [C] (PROBLEM)

informal a ​problem, ​difficulty, or ​disadvantage: We don't ​anticipate any snags in/with the ​negotiations. The ​drug is very ​effective - the only snag is that it cannot be ​produced in ​largequantities. Talks hit a snag after 97 ​percent of ​unionmembersvoted to ​strike.

snag noun [C] (DAMAGE)

a ​tear, ​hole, or ​loosethread in a ​piece of ​clothing or ​clothcaused by a ​sharp or ​roughobject: This sweater's ​full of snags.

snag noun [C] (FOOD)

Australian English informal for sausage

snagverb

uk   us   /snæɡ/ (-gg-)

snag verb (DAMAGE)

[T] If you snag something, it ​becomescaught on a ​sharpobject and ​tears: Be ​careful not to snag ​yourcoat on the ​barbedwire.

snag verb (GET)

[T] US informal to get or ​catch something by ​actingquickly: They'd have gone ​bust if they hadn't snagged that ​contract fromtheirrivals. It was a good ​hit, but Silverman snagged it for the ​final out of the ​inning.

snag verb (PROBLEM)

[I or T] mainly US to ​causeproblems or difficulties for someone or something: Financial ​problems have snagged the ​project for the past six ​months. The ​negotiations have snagged on a ​dispute about who should ​chair them.
(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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