Synonyms for snag

Synonyms for (noun) snag

Synonyms: snag, rub, hang-up, hitch

Definition: an unforeseen obstacle

Similar words: obstacle, obstruction

Definition: something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

Usage: lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement; the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education; the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan

Synonyms: rip, rent, split, snag, tear

Definition: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Usage: there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

Similar words: opening, gap

Definition: an open or empty space in or between things

Usage: there was a small opening between the trees; the explosion made a gap in the wall

Synonyms: snag

Definition: a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest

Usage: a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

Similar words: tree

Definition: a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

Synonyms: snag

Definition: a sharp protuberance

Similar words: protrusion, protuberance, prominence, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, excrescence, extrusion, bulge, bump, swelling

Definition: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Usage: the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge; the hump of a camel; he stood on the rocky prominence; the occipital protuberance was well developed; the bony excrescence between its horns

Synonyms for (verb) snag

Synonyms: snag

Definition: hew jaggedly

Similar words: hew

Definition: strike with an axe; cut down, strike

Usage: hew an oak

Synonyms: snag

Definition: catch on a snag

Usage: I snagged my stocking

Similar words: hitch, catch

Definition: to hook or entangle

Usage: One foot caught in the stirrup

Synonyms: snag

Definition: get by acting quickly and smartly

Usage: snag a bargain

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?

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