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snag

noun

1 snag

A sharp protuberance.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more



2 snag

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

3 snag

An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart:
— She had snags in her stockings.

synonyms: rent, rip, split, tear.

Polish: przedarcie, rozdarcie

4 snag

An unforeseen obstacle.

synonyms: hang-up, hitch, rub.

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Dutch: oneffenheid, onregelmatigheid

verb

1 snag

Catch on a snag.

2 snag

Get by acting quickly and smartly.

3 snag

Hew jaggedly.


Moby thesaurus: baby tooth, bag, bar, bicuspid, blemish, block, blockade, bottleneck, brake, bucktooth, bug, canine, catch, clog, cog, comb, complication, coral heads, cordon, crack ... show more.

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