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Definition 1: an unforeseen obstacle - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for snag in the sense of this definition

(snag is a kind of ...) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

Definition 2: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart - [noun denoting object]

Samples where snag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for snag in the sense of this definition

(snag is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

Definition 3: a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where snag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(snag is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

Definition 4: a sharp protuberance - [noun denoting shape]

(snag is a kind of ...) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

"the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge" "the hump of a camel" "he stood on the rocky prominence" "the occipital protuberance was well developed" "the bony excrescence between its horns"

Definition 5: catch on a snag - [verb of contact]

Samples where snag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I snagged my stocking

(snag is a kind of ...) to hook or entangle

"One foot caught in the stirrup"

Definition 6: hew jaggedly - [verb of contact]

(snag is a kind of ...) strike with an axe; cut down, strike

"hew an oak"

Definition 7: get by acting quickly and smartly - [verb of possession]

Samples where snag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • snag a bargain

(snag is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

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