One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the snag is that a stronger economy might mean higher inflation’
obstacle, difficulty, complication, catch, hitch, stumbling block, pitfall, unseen problem, problem, issue, barrier, impediment, hindrance, inconvenience, setback, hurdle, disadvantage, downside, drawback, minus
2‘the wooden rails become smooth over time, with no snags or rough corners’
sharp projection, jag, jagged bit
informal sticky-out bit
3‘she got a snag in her tights’
tear, rip, rent, ladder, run, hole, gash, slash, slit
1‘she wouldn't want cats' claws snagging her tights’
tear, rip, ladder, gash
2‘the zip runs freely and doesn't snag on the fabric’
catch, catch in, hook, jag
get caught in, get caught on
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