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English noun: snag

1. snag (shape) a sharp protuberance

Broader (hypernym)bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

2. snag (plant) a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest

SamplesA snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds.

Broader (hypernym)tree

3. snag (object) an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

SamplesThere was a rip in his pants.
She had snags in her stockings.

Synonymsrent, rip, split, tear

Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

4. snag (cognition) an unforeseen obstacle

Synonymshang-up, hitch, rub

Broader (hypernym)obstacle, obstruction

English verb: snag

1. snag (contact) catch on a snag

SamplesI snagged my stocking.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)catch, hitch

2. snag (possession) get by acting quickly and smartly

SamplesSnag a bargain.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)obtain

3. snag (contact) hew jaggedly

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hew

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