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4 letters words from 'snag'

GANS 5NAGS 5
SANG 5SNAG 5

3 letters words from 'snag'

AGS 4ANS 3
GAN 4GAS 4
NAG 4NAS 3
SAG 4SAN 3

2 letters words from 'snag'

AG 3AN 2
AS 2NA 2

All 4 letters words made out of snag

snag nsag sang asng nasg ansg snga nsga sgna gsna ngsa gnsa sagn asgn sgan gsan agsn gasn nags angs ngas gnas agns gans

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Definitions and meaning of snag

snag

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsnæɡ/
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Etymology 1

Of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse snagi (clothes peg), perhaps ultimately from a derivative of Proto-Germanic *snakk-, *snēgg, variations of *snakaną (to crawl, creep, wind about).

Compare Norwegian snag, snage (protrusion; projecting point), Icelandic snagi (peg). Also see Dutch snoek (pike).

Noun

snag (plural snags)

  1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch.
    Synonyms: knot, protuberance
    • The coat of arms / Now on a naked snag in triumph borne.
  2. A dead tree that remains standing.
  3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.
  4. (by extension) Any sharp protuberant part of an object, which may catch, scratch, or tear other objects brought into contact with it.
  5. A tooth projecting beyond the others; a broken or decayed tooth.
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  6. (figuratively) A problem or difficulty with something.
    Synonym: hitch
  7. A pulled thread or yarn, as in cloth.
  8. One of the secondary branches of an antler.
    Synonyms: tine, point
Derived terms
  • snaggy
  • snaglike
Translations

Verb

snag (third-person singular simple present snags, present participle snagging, simple past and past participle snagged)

  1. To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection.
  2. To damage or sink (a vessel) by collision; said of a tree or branch fixed to the bottom of a navigable body of water and partially submerged or rising to just beneath the surface.
  3. (fishing) To fish by means of dragging a large hook or hooks on a line, intending to impale the body (rather than the mouth) of the target.
  4. (slang, transitive) To obtain or pick up.
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  5. (Britain, dialect) To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly.
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Translations

Etymology 2

The Australian National Dictionary Centre suggests that snag as slang for "sausage" most likely derives from the earlier British slang for "light meal", although it makes no comment on how it came to be specifically applied to sausages.Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms The word's use in football slang originates as a shortening of "sausage roll", rhyming slang for "goal", to sausage, and hence, by synonymy, snag.

Noun

snag (plural snags)

  1. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) A light meal.
  2. (Australia, informal, colloquial) A sausage. [From 1937.]
    Synonyms: banger (UK), snarler (NZ)
    • 2005, Peter Docker, Someone Else′s Country, 2010, ReadHowYouWant, page 116,
      I fire up the barbie and start cooking snags.
    • 2007, Jim Ford, Don't Worry, Be Happy: Beijing to Bombay with a Backpack, page 196,
      ‘You can get the chooks and snags from the fridge if you want,’ he replied.
      I smiled, remembering my bewilderment upon receiving exactly the same command at my very first barbecue back in Sydney a month after I′d first arrived.
    • 2010, Fiona Wallace, Sense and Celebrity, page 25,
      ‘Hungry? We′ve got plenty of roo,’ one of the men said as she walked up. He pointed with his spatula, ‘and pig snags, cow snags, beef and chicken.’
  3. (Australian rules football, slang) A goal.
    • 2003, Greg Baum, "Silver anniversary of a goal achieved", The Age
      "It just kept coming down and I just kept putting them through the middle," he said. "I got an opportunity, and I kicked a few snags."
Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Australian rhyming slang
  • Appendix:Australian rules football slang

Etymology 3

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Noun

snag (plural snags)

  1. A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).

References

Anagrams

  • AGNs, ANGs, GANs, GNAs, NSAG, gans, nags, sang

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sˠn̪ˠaɡ/

Etymology 1

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Noun

snag m (genitive singular snaga, nominative plural snaganna)

  1. a catch (hesitation in voice), gasp, sob
  2. a lull (period of rest)
Declension
Derived terms
  • snagcheol (jazz)

Etymology 2

Probably related to Scottish Gaelic snag (sharp knock), also "wood-pecker."

Noun

snag m (genitive singular snaga, nominative plural snaganna)

  1. a treecreeper (bird of the family Certhiidae)
    Synonym: beangán
  2. goby (fish)
    Synonym: mac siobháin
Declension
Derived terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • "snag" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “snag” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “snag” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Related to snaidh (hew, chip), from Proto-Celtic *sknad, from Proto-Indo-European *k(ʷ)end- or *k(ʷ)enHd(ʰ)-, see also Sanskrit खादति (khādati, to chew, to bite) and Persian خاییدن(xâyidan, to chew).

Noun

snag f (genitive singular snaige, plural snagan)

  1. sharp knock (sound)

Derived terms

  • snagan-daraich

Mutation

References


Source: wiktionary.org
  • SNAFU, to cause confusion.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)