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English definition of “snag”

snag

verb [T]     /snæɡ/ (present participle snagging, past tense and past participle snagged)
TEAR If you snag something, it becomes stuck on a sharp object and tears: I snagged my coat on the wire.Tearing and breaking into pieces
WIN US informal to get, catch, or win something: She managed to snag a seat in the front row.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and acceptingGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of snag verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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