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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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Overall, bird density and species richness rose with the increased relative abundance of snags (Fig.
Anglers often try idling around a snag to free their bait from different angles.
Twenty patients in group A were treated with Mulligan SNAGs in sitting, standing and prone position by applying anterocranial glide in the direction of treatment plane over the spinous or transverse process at 6 to 8 repetitions per sessions, and 17 patients in group B were treated with McKenzie active EEP in prone position with repeated movements along with standard protocols.
He was reportedly not convinced about the snag being rectified.
Results: The study showed significant results for both the interventions in the treatment of CGH but SNAG mobilization has been more effective in reducing pain in CGH patients.
The Live version of the SNAG folder is all about cutting .
In contrast, my objectives for this study were to: 1) describe the characteristics of nest trees or snags and other fine-scale habitat features associated with nest sites of the 3 woodpecker species in burned and unburned treatments; and 2) evaluate differences in nest-site characteristics among these species within each treatment.
Choosing a favourite swim giving him access to this area, Mark knew he would need to fish as close as he dared to the snags.
BLUE RIVER - A roll of gray foam, some 1-inch PVC pipe, torn up strips of blanket, paint and several handfuls of moss: It doesn't, at first blush, suggest the woody realities of a forest snag.
One snag for Chelsea is that Aguero might have to accept a pay-cut to join them because of British tax laws.
2005) suggested that the reduced concentration of nootkatin and carvacol may be responsible for diminished decay resistance in the wood from older class 5 snags reported by DeGroot et al.
Anytime you're owning a new building, you run into a few snags," said Ben Yates, a manager at the Rogers location.
No snags expected: The first day that NBA teams can officially sign free agents is Wednesday, and no snags are expected for the Clippers two moves -- signing Sam Cassell to a two-year, $13 million deal and Tim Thomas to a four-year, $24 million contract.
The neighboring rancher, who was running cows on the place and was responsible for fencing, came by while they were thinning in the snow and started cutting tamarack snags for fence posts.
If a light switch has to be moved, it's four snags as four screws must be moved.