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snag /snæɡ/ n
  1. a difficulty or disadvantage: the snag is that I have nothing suitable to wear
  2. a sharp protuberance, such as a tree stump
  3. a small loop or hole in a fabric caused by a sharp object
  4. chiefly US Canadian a tree stump in a riverbed that is dangerous to navigation
  5. US Canadian a standing dead tree, esp one used as a perch by an eagle
vb (snags, snagging, snagged)
  1. (transitive) to hinder or impede
  2. (transitive) to tear or catch (fabric)
  3. (intransitive) to develop a snag
  4. (intransitive) chiefly US Canadian (of a boat) to strike or be damaged by a snag
  5. (transitive) chiefly US Canadian to clear (a stretch of water) of snags
  6. (transitive) US to seize (an opportunity, benefit, etc)
Etymology: 16th Century: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse snaghyrndr sharp-pointed, Norwegian snage spike, Icelandic snagi peg

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