verb (used with object), snagged, snag·ging.
verb (used without object), snagged, snag·ging.
- snack bar,
- snack table,
- snail bore
Origin of snag
Examples from the Web for snag
He was 19, and managed to snag a summer internship with New Line Cinema.‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a snag because Chan lives across the border, where the Hong Kong Dollar is used.
Over the last four years, however, the process has hit a snag.As GOP Senators Block Obama’s Nominees, Democrats Prepare ‘Nuclear Option’|Jamelle Bouie|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Luz gets away and hires Malone to take her over the border, where Thacker and others are waiting to snag her.
Megan wants Don to help her snag an audition for a shoe commercial.
Then he hung the rest of the deer on a snag, and wiped his knife and hands on the grass.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
Always inspect your hook after you have caught it on a rock or snag.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
Sometimes they would reach a little grove of trees, sometimes some brush, or a little driftwood caught in a snag in the river.Lydia Knight's History|Susa Gates
When the other fish approached the captive, the pole was jerked sharply, in an attempt to snag them.The Tinguian|Fay-Cooper Cole
Almost overhead a log-cock clung lengthwise to a snag, watching him.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
verb snags, snagging or snagged
Word Origin for snag
1570s, "stump of a tree, branch," of Scandinavian origin, cf. Old Norse snagi "clothes peg," snaga "a kind of ax," snag-hyrndr "snag-cornered, with sharp points." The ground sense seems to be "a sharp protuberance." The meaning "sharp or jagged projection" is first recorded 1580s; especially "tree or branch in water and partly near the surface, so as to be dangerous to navigation" (1807). The figurative meaning "obstacle, impediment" is from 1829.
"be caught on an impediment," 1807, from snag (n.). Originally in American English, often in reference to steamboats caught on branches and stumps lodged in riverbeds. Of fabric, from 1967. The transitive meaning "to catch, steal, pick up" is U.S. colloquial, attested from 1895. Related: Snagged; snagging.
see hit a snag.