hit a snag

Definition of hit a snag

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to come in quick forceful contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (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

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

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

    :  a standing dead tree

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

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

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

    :  to hew, trim, or cut roughly or jaggedly


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