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SNAG (snagged, snagging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does snag mean? 

SNAG (noun)
  The noun SNAG has 4 senses:

1. a sharp protuberance
2. a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
3. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
4. an unforeseen obstacle

  Familiarity information: SNAG used as a noun is uncommon.


SNAG (verb)
  The verb SNAG has 3 senses:

1. catch on a snag
2. get by acting quickly and smartly
3. hew jaggedly

  Familiarity information: SNAG used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNAG (noun)


Sense 1snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp protuberance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("snag" is a kind of...):

bulge; bump; excrescence; extrusion; gibbosity; gibbousness; hump; jut; prominence; protrusion; protuberance (something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings)


Sense 2snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Context example:

a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

Hypernyms ("snag" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)


Sense 3snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

rent; rip; tear; snag; split

Context examples:

there was a rip in his pants / she had snags in her stockings

Hypernyms ("snag" is a kind of...):

gap; opening (an open or empty space in or between things)


Sense 4snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unforeseen obstacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

rub; hang-up; hitch; snag

Hypernyms ("snag" is a kind of...):

obstacle; obstruction (something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted)


SNAG (verb)


Sense 1snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Catch on a snag

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

I snagged my stocking

Hypernyms (to "snag" is one way to...):

catch; hitch (to hook or entangle)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get by acting quickly and smartly

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

snag a bargain

Hypernyms (to "snag" is one way to...):

obtain (come into possession of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3snag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hew jaggedly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "snag" is one way to...):

hew (strike with an axe; cut down, strike)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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