Meaning of snag
Pronunciation: (snag), [key]
— n., v., snagged, snag•ging.
- a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation.
- a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off.
- any sharp or rough projection.
- a jagged hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.
- any obstacle or impediment.
- a stump of a tooth or a projecting tooth; snaggletooth.
- to run or catch up on a snag.
- to damage by so doing.
- to obstruct or impede, as a snag does: He snagged all my efforts.
- to grab; seize: to snag the last piece of pie.
- to become entangled with some obstacle or hindrance.
- to become tangled: This line snags every time I cast.
- (of a boat) to strike a snag.
- to form a snag.
- snag (Thesaurus)