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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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