I caught my sleeve on a snag and tore it.
My sweater has a snag where I caught it on a nail. Verb
I snagged my favorite sweater on a nail.
The shortstop snagged the grounder.
The police snagged the suspect as he was trying to run away.
I managed to snag the information I needed from the Internet.
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Most tangles and snags that occur on these trips are a result of someone simply not paying attention to what their line is doing or where their rod is pointed.—Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 Typical homomorphic encryption strategies would hit the same snag as private information retrieval, plodding through all the internet’s contents for every search.—Madison Goldberg, Quanta Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 General Motors’ plan to make more electric trucks has run into another snag.—Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 17 Oct. 2023 But experts have warned that many qualified people are at risk of getting booted, including millions of children, because of issues like paperwork snags or if their families relocated during the last few years.—Kate Gibson, CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023 Higher energy and food costs triggered by the Ukraine war, coupled with Covid-era supply-chain snags, are bringing a surprise end to the long, bleak era of Japanification.—Miho Inada and Peter Landers, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 Though the repeal effort has since run into legal snags, Waters managed the feat in just two months.—Kyle Paoletta, The New Republic, 30 Oct. 2023 Jakob Robinson with the one-handed snag for his second interception of the game 👏
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— Ensign Gridiron (@EnsignGridiron) September 3, 2023
Robinson’s two interceptions were the difference in BYU’s 14-0 win over Sam Houston.—Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Sep. 2023 While there are a few snags, the weave of the fabric easily hides them.—Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2023
Or, snag a pair of Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Sneakers for just $46.—Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 28 Nov. 2023 Plank Today, Plank is offering 30 percent off sitewide, which means shoppers can snag the new Plank Firm Natural mattress.—Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Nov. 2023 So once again, Hynes hasn’t had to wait long to snag another top job.—Carol Schram, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2023 Lego fans can save half off on Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child kit and a large box of Lego bricks that’s 46% off, while those with kids who love pretend play can snag a Melissa & Doug Metal Toy Shopping Cart for 51% off.—Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 27 Nov. 2023 And that makes snagging one of these devices for less an even sweeter deal.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 26 Nov. 2023 The day after Thanksgiving is still one of the best days of the year to snag discounts, even though retailers have stretched what used to be a one-day dash into a months-long marathon.—Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 But the Magnificent Jewels sale isn’t the only opportunity for collectors to snag impressive stones.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 The zipper feels well-made and durable and never snagged on the clothes inside.—Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse snagi clothes peg