Snag vs. Defect

Snag vs. Defect — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Snag and Defect

Snagnoun

A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a short branch, or a sharp or rough branch.

Defectnoun

A fault or malfunction.

a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment

Snagnoun

A dead tree that remains standing.

Defectnoun

The quantity or amount by which anything falls short.

Snagnoun

A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and sunk.

Defectnoun

(math) A part by which a figure or quantity is wanting or deficient.

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Snagnoun

(by extension) Any sharp protuberant part of an object, which may catch, scratch, or tear other objects brought into contact with it.

Defectverb

(intransitive) To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty, especially from a military organisation or political party.

Snagnoun

A tooth projecting beyond the others; a broken or decayed tooth.

Defectverb

(military) To desert one's army, to flee from combat.

Snagnoun

(figuratively) A problem or difficulty with something.

we hit a snag

Defectverb

(military) To join the enemy army.

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Snagnoun

A pulled thread or yarn, as in cloth.

Defectverb

(law) To flee one's country and seek asylum.

Snagnoun

One of the secondary branches of an antler.

Defectnoun

an imperfection in a bodily system;

visual defectsthis device permits detection of defects in the lungs

Snagnoun

A light meal.

Defectnoun

a failing or deficiency;

that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

Snagnoun

A sausage.

Defectnoun

an imperfection in a device or machine;

if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Snagnoun

A goal.

Defectnoun

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body);

a facial blemish

Snagnoun

A misnaged, an opponent to Chassidic Judaism (more likely modern, for cultural reasons).

Defectverb

desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army;

If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Snagverb

To catch or tear (e.g. fabric) upon a rough surface or projection.

Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!

Snagverb

To damage or sink (a vessel) by collision; said of a tree or branch fixed to the bottom of a navigable body of water and partially submerged or rising to just beneath the surface.

The steamboat was snagged on the Mississippi River in 1862.

Snagverb

(fishing) To fish by means of dragging a large hook or hooks on a line, intending to impale the body (rather than the mouth) of the target.

We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi River.

Snagverb

To obtain or pick up.

Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.

Snagverb

To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly.

Snagnoun

a sharp protuberance

Snagnoun

a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest;

a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

Snagnoun

an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;

there was a rip in his pantsshe had snags in her stockings

Snagnoun

an unforeseen obstacle

Snagverb

catch on a snag;

I snagged my stocking

Snagverb

get by acting quickly and smartly;

snag a bargain

Snagverb

hew jaggedly