hit a snag

Definition of hit a snag

:to have a problem (with something)
  • We hit a snag with our travel plans.

Word by Word Definitions

hit play
  1. : to reach with or as if with a sudden blow

  2. : to come in quick forceful contact with

  3. : to strike (something, such as a ball) with an object (such as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. : an act or instance of striking or forcefully coming in contact with someone or something : an act or instance of hitting or being hit

  2. : a stroke of luck

  3. : a great success

snag play
  1. : a tree or branch embedded in a lake or stream bed and constituting a hazard to navigation

  2. : a standing dead tree

  3. : a rough sharp or jagged projecting part : protuberance: such as

  1. : to catch and usually damage on or as if on a snag

  2. : to halt or impede as if by catching on a snag

  3. : to hew, trim, or cut roughly or jaggedly


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