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hit a snag

Fig. to run into an unexpected problem. We've hit a snag with the building project. I stopped working on the roof when I hit a snag.
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hit a snag

to experience a difficulty Our plans for Patty's surprise party hit a snag when we discovered she would be away that weekend.
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hit a snag

Encounter a problem or obstacle. For example, We've hit a snag with this building project. The noun snag has been used in the sense of "a sharp or rough projection," such as would impede passage, since the 1500s.
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snag

1. n. a difficulty. There’s a little snag in our plan.
2. n. an ugly (young) woman. Who’s the snag your brother is running around with?
3. and SNAG n. a Sensitive New-Age Guy. There were only snags and bimbos at the rally, so I left.
4. tv. to procure, grab, or steal something. See if you can snag a couple of good seats while I get the popcorn.

SNAG

verb
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She and her colleagues collected bear hair that naturally snagged on underbrush near trails and caught in traps styled after Proctor's.
In 2001, Vaughan and his colleagues stretched a strand of barbed wire for 7 miles along the highway and picked off hair that it snagged over nine months.
Snagging incidents in school buses have declined, but in 1997 a Maryland girl was dragged after a drawstring snagged, as was a Rhode Island girl in 1998 when her backpack became wedged in the handrail.
Part of the trawling gear had snagged on a pipeline 120 miles off Aberdeen.
Bosses at Forth Coastguard said they could not rule out the boat may have snagged a mine, commonly dumped off the nearby Isle of May in the Firth of Forth after WW2.
A second Scottish fishing vessel, the Leith registered Spitfire, yesterday snagged an unexploded mine in its nets off the coast of Dunbar, East Lothian.
The birds were snagged by burdock (Arctium minus), a weed that can grow to 6 feet.
Snagged a little at the ankle, but were basically quite a good pair of tights at a reasonable price.
NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--March 11, 1999--Sephora, the European prestige beauty retailer taking America by storm, snagged Club Monaco's color cosmetic line exclusively (with the exception of the New York and Seattle markets).
THE lives of four trawlermen may not have been lost if their skipper had abandoned his vessel's snagged gear.
These gators have a tough hide,'' he said, ``and we cast out this hook and snagged him near his tail and reeled him in.
We snagged cigarette butts from a [trash] canister," Pauly recalls, and Streck analyzed fibers from their filters.
STUDIO CITY - A construction worker who snagged a pneumatic gun on his belt Friday drove a nail about three inches into his chest, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.
A microscopic interplanetary dust particle (IDP) snagged by a NASA research plane may help scientists determine the mineral makeup of the solar system's asteroid population, according to a report in the Feb.