verb (snag, g, ed)
- A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a protuberance.
- A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a broken or decayed tooth.
- A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.
- One of the secondary branches of an antler.
- As in cloth, a pulled thread or yarn.
- (figurative) A problem or difficulty with something.
- (context, Australian English, informal) A sausage.
- To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection
- Be careful not to your stockings on that concrete bench!
- (context, fishing) To fish by means of dragging a large hook or hooks on a line, intending to impale the body (rather than the mouth) of the target
- We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi river.
- (context, slang) To pick up (something)
- Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.
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