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hit a snag

To encounter an issue, drawback, or challenge. Our plans for a relaxing night at home hit a snag when a pipe burst in the basement.
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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

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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Part of the trawling gear had snagged on a pipeline 120 miles off Aberdeen.
He added: "As I went into the toilet I saw the shadow of something and a piece of material was snagged on the point where the latch of the window closes on to."
The bear researchers compare the DNA of bears snagged during one trapping session with that of those snagged in later ones, and they work out estimates of the grizzly population in their test area.
She and her colleagues collected bear hair that naturally snagged on underbrush near trails and caught in traps styled after Proctor's.
Soft and smooth with a nice sheen but snagged easily and often.
To make matters worse they also snagged as they were being put on.
Mr Anderson had told Forth Coastguards he planned to take the boat back to harbour at Methil, Fife, where he hoped to remove the snagged object.
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.
Occasionally, however, a snagged animal isn't strong enough to rip a burr free from its parent plant and finds itself locked in a potential death trap.
The birds were snagged by burdock (Arctium minus), a weed that can grow to 6 feet.
THE lives of four trawlermen may not have been lost if their skipper had abandoned his vessel's snagged gear.