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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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He was reportedly not convinced about the snag being rectified.
Many cavity-nesting species in both temperate and tropical latitudes display preferences for cavity height in relation to height of the tree or snag (i.
The biologist helped the students understand the many ways a dead snag supports life in the forest, while the artist helped the students brainstorm their way to an appropriate design.
Wood from older class 5 snags cedar trees, with large diameter, had significantly greater deterioration than wood from other snag classes, but not significantly different from wood from the smaller diameter class 5 snags.
com), before legal completion, so that the developer will have time to address the defects and snags identified before you move in.
Preventing Delivery Snags in Your Strategy" is part of the ongoing "In the K(now)" speaker series from Point B that focuses on key Puget Sound business challenges.
The units depleted stocks of around two days now, but the boiler tube burnout and technical snags are yet to be rectified at all the units.
NNA - 12/3/2011 Caretaker Environment minister Mohammad Rahhal attributed present snags in Miqati' s formation of a new cabinet to Syria when he referred to what he termed as a rather sole conductor in Syria capable of putting together a new cabinet.
Snags are the principal substrate for both nesting cavities and winter roosts for primary cavity nesters in coniferous forests (Hutto 1995) and snag availability may limit population size (Newton 1994, Schepps et al.
Keeton takes out deteriorating small- and medium-sized trees to reallocate growing space to the biggest, healthiest trees; releases vigorous young trees in the understory as layering for wildlife; leaves some large tree debris on the forest floor to add organic matter to the soil and provide habitat for salamanders; girdles some trees to create snags for woodpeckers, bats and cavity-nesting songbirds; and pulls over some trees to create depressions where spring rains can form pools and mounds of fresh soil where herbacious vegetation can germinate.
The area is a trouble spot for rescuers because of the number of snags in the water, Deputy Paul Vitus said.
Because of the high decay resistance of yellow-cedar, dead snags may remain standing for 100 years or more.
Birders need to look for snags, or the tallest trees, against the lake.
FISHING boats may be forced to carry explosive wire cutters to snip trawl gear if it snags on the sea bed.
Although shuttle astronauts managed to clear both snags, this problem would have prevented the full deployment of the satellite even without the other failures that occurred during the mission, the board said.