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Synonyms for snag

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  1. snagnoun

    banger, hitch

  2. snagnoun

    To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection

    Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!

    banger, hitch

  3. snagnoun

    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.

    hitch, banger

  4. snagnoun

    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.

    Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.

    banger, hitch

  5. snagnoun

    One of the secondary branches of an antler.

    banger, hitch

  6. snagnoun

    As in cloth, a pulled thread or yarn.

    banger, hitch

  7. snagnoun

    A problem or difficulty with something.

    banger, hitch

  8. snagnoun

    A sausage.

    hitch, banger

  9. snagnoun

    A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).

    hitch, banger

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snagnoun

    a sharp protuberance

    hang-up, rip, tear, split, hitch, rent, rub

  2. snagnoun

    a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest

    "a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"

    hang-up, rip, tear, split, hitch, rent, rub

  3. rip, rent, snag, split, tearnoun

    an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"

    rent, economic rent, rakehell, crosscurrent, roue, bust, rip, hitch, binge, split up, teardrop, tide rip, riptide, stock split, blood, tear, rake, hang-up, split, countercurrent, schism, profligate, bout, rub

  4. hang-up, hitch, rub, snagverb

    an unforeseen obstacle

    rent, split, enlistment, preventative, term of enlistment, duty tour, stay, preventive, tear, wipe, limp, hitch, tour, interference, stoppage, check, tour of duty, hinderance, incumbrance, hobble, halt, encumbrance, hang-up, hindrance, rip, stop, arrest, rub

  5. snagverb

    catch on a snag

    "I snagged my stocking"

  6. snagverb

    get by acting quickly and smartly

    "snag a bargain"

  7. snagverb

    hew jaggedly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. snagnoun

    knot, knarl, knob, projection

  2. snagnoun

    tooth (in contempt)

  3. snagnoun

    [U. s.] swaying trunk or branch of a tree (fixed at one end in a river)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "snag":

    anomaly, boredom, pitfall

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  1. Teresa Fillmon:

    United States's not like,' Oh, they just dump United States there,' united States love United States children. United States just can't take care of United States at that given moment. And United States's no reason why some American can swoop in here and snag them.

  2. Lesley Butterfield:

    I saw the dress challenge online and thought it was a hoot… Little did I expect to snag the dress at Target on clearance a few days later when I was picking up milk and bread! i decided to give it a shot because I think we all can appreciate comic relief during these times.

  3. Lindsay Sakraida:

    This home assistant device beats our predictions by $ 10, as well as being the best price ever, it's available for the same price at Amazon Books, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl's, so it'll definitely be easy to get, she added. If you buy it at Amazon Books, you can also snag a smart plug for just an additional $ 5. Amazon Echo( with built-in display) Amazon Echo normally retails for $ 230, but can be had for $ 179.99 at Staples. Amazon Echo is the first smart speaker from Amazon Books with a screen, aimed primarily at video chatting.

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