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Definition of snag verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snag
    he / she / it snags
    past simple snagged
    -ing form snagging
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to catch or tear something on something rough or sharp; to become caught or torn in this way snag something on/in something I snagged my sweater on the wire fence. snag something The fence snagged my sweater. snag (on/in something) The nets snagged on some rocks.
  2. 2[transitive] snag something (from somebody) (informal) to succeed in getting something quickly, often before other people I snagged a ride from Joe.
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