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snag

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized
  • we ran into a slight snag the night before the show

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snag

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of snag (Entry 2 of 2)

to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • often late for work, I generally snag a bagel as I run out the door in the morning

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The first known use of snag was circa 1587

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“Snag.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snag. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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