(noun, verb)


1. a sharp protuberance

Definition categories: shape, bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

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

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

Definition categories: plant, tree

3. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

- she had snags in her stockings

Similar word(s): rent, rip, split, tear

Definition categories: object, gap, opening

4. an unforeseen obstacle

Similar word(s): hitch, rub

Definition categories: thought, obstacle, obstruction


1. catch on a snag

- I snagged my stocking

Definition categories: contact, catch, hitch

2. get by acting quickly and smartly

- snag a bargain

Definition categories: possession, obtain

3. hew jaggedly

Definition categories: contact, hew

Sentences with snag as a verb:

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

- We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi river.

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