Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun snag

4 senses of snag

Sense 1
snag -- (a sharp protuberance)
       => bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence -- (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")

Sense 2
snag -- (a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest; "a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds")
       => tree -- (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Sense 3
rip, rent, snag, split, tear -- (an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings")
       => opening, gap -- (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")

Sense 4
hang-up, hitch, rub, snag -- (an unforeseen obstacle)
       => obstacle, obstruction -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb snag

3 senses of snag

Sense 1
snag -- (catch on a snag; "I snagged my stocking")
       => hitch, catch -- (to hook or entangle; "One foot caught in the stirrup")

Sense 2
snag -- (get by acting quickly and smartly; "snag a bargain")
       => obtain -- (come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?")

Sense 3
snag -- (hew jaggedly)
       => hew -- (strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak")

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