Definitions For Snag


  • An unforeseen obstacle
  • An opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
  • A dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
  • A sharp protuberance
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty
  • A sharp or broken part of something that sticks out from a smooth surface
  • A thread that sticks out from a piece of cloth


  • Hew jaggedly
  • Catch on a snag
  • Get by acting quickly and smartly
  • To catch and tear (something) on something sharp
  • To catch, capture, or get (something or someone) by quick action or good luck

Is Snag a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Snag is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Snag in a Sentence

  • I caught my sleeve on a snag and tore it.
  • My sweater has a snag where I caught it on a nail.
  • I snagged my favorite sweater on a nail.
  • The shortstop snagged the grounder.
  • The police snagged the suspect as he was trying to run away.

Synonyms for Snag

Antonyms for Snag

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