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snag

noun (n)

  • a sharp protuberance (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest (noun.plant)
    Example:
    A snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds.
    source: wordnet30
  • an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart (noun.object)
    Synonym: rent, rip, split, tear
    Example:
    She had snags in her stockings.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unforeseen obstacle (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: hang-up, hitch, rub
    source: wordnet30
  • A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • catch on a snag (verb.contact)
    Example:
    I snagged my stocking.
    source: wordnet30
  • get by acting quickly and smartly (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Snag a bargain.
    source: wordnet30
  • hew jaggedly (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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