After Rollerball tanked, things hit a snag for Klein, resulting in a two-year gap in his acting resume from 2003-05.
While she did practice as a lawyer for a short time, Court TV soon managed to snag her to cover cases instead of arguing them.
James Cameron, whose Avatar went on to snag Best Motion Picture, delivered a rather colorful speech for his Best Director win.
Megan wants Don to help her snag an audition for a shoe commercial.
His precious plan hits a snag when he crosses paths with a widow, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who is equally troubled.
A snag is a log or tree-trunk imbedded in the bottom of a river, with one end at or near the surface.
We also paused to look at the body of a dead alligator which had been caught in a snag.
The skiff was sunk by a snag, and the provisions, after being much damaged, had to be recovered by diving.
Then I had to look at the river mighty quick, because there was a snag in the fairway.
I made my way quietly to the snag and tapped upon it with my cane, but he did not come out, as I expected him to do.
1570s, "stump of a tree, branch," of Scandinavian origin, cf. Old Norse snagi "clothes peg," snaga "a kind of ax," snag-hyrndr "snag-cornered, with sharp points." The ground sense seems to be "a sharp protuberance." The meaning "sharp or jagged projection" is first recorded 1580s; especially "tree or branch in water and partly near the surface, so as to be dangerous to navigation" (1807). The figurative meaning "obstacle, impediment" is from 1829.
"be caught on an impediment," 1807, from snag (n.). Originally in American English, often in reference to steamboats caught on branches and stumps lodged in riverbeds. Of fabric, from 1967. The transitive meaning "to catch, steal, pick up" is U.S. colloquial, attested from 1895. Related: Snagged; snagging.