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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snag(noun)

    a sharp protuberance

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

  2. snag(noun)

    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, tear(noun)

    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, snag(verb)

    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. snag(verb)

    catch on a snag

    "I snagged my stocking"

  6. snag(verb)

    get by acting quickly and smartly

    "snag a bargain"

  7. snag(verb)

    hew jaggedly


  1. snag(noun)

    hitch, banger

  2. snag(noun)

    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. snag(noun)

    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. snag(noun)

    To obtain or pick up (something)

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

    banger, hitch

  5. snag(noun)

    One of the secondary branches of an antler.

    banger, hitch

  6. snag(noun)

    As in cloth, a pulled thread or yarn.

    hitch, banger

  7. snag(noun)

    A problem or difficulty with something.

    hitch, banger

  8. snag(noun)

    A sausage.

    hitch, banger

  9. snag(noun)

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

    hitch, banger

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. snag(n.)

    knot, knarl, knob, projection

  2. snag(n.)

    tooth (in contempt)

  3. snag(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    anomaly, boredom, pitfall

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