Snag Snag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snagging}.] 1. To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

2. To injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

3. To catch on a snag [5]

4. (Fig.) To obtain by a quick action, as though by snagging [3] something passing by; -- often used of an opportunistic or fortunate action. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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