[ snag ]
/ snæg /


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

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

Origin of snag

First recorded in 1570–80, snag is from the Old Norse word snagi point, projection
Related formssnag·like, adjectiveun·snagged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snagged


/ (snæɡ) /


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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Idioms and Phrases with snagged


see hit a snag.

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