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snag

[ snag ]
/ snæg /
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noun

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

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

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Origin of snag

First recorded in 1570–80, snag is from the Old Norse word snagi point, projection
snaglike, adjectiveun·snagged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snag

snag
/ (snæɡ) /

noun

verb snags, snagging or snagged

snaglike, adjective
C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snaghyrndr sharp-pointed, Norwegian snage spike, Icelandic snagi peg
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Idioms and Phrases with snag

snag

see hit a snag.

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