snag

[ snag ]
/ snæg /

noun

verb (used with object), snagged, snag·ging.

verb (used without object), snagged, snag·ging.


Nearby words

  1. snack bar,
  2. snack table,
  3. snackette,
  4. snaffle,
  5. snafu,
  6. snaggle-toothed,
  7. snaggletooth,
  8. snaggy,
  9. snail,
  10. snail bore

Origin of snag

First recorded in 1570–80, snag is from the Old Norse word snagi point, projection

Related formssnag·like, adjectiveun·snagged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for snag

snag

/ (snæɡ) /

noun

verb snags, snagging or snagged

Derived Formssnaglike, adjective

Word Origin for snag

C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snaghyrndr sharp-pointed, Norwegian snage spike, Icelandic snagi peg

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Word Origin and History for snag
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Idioms and Phrases with snag

snag

see hit a snag.

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