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Understand snag in operation (5,2)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

catch on

Here is my best explanation:

'understand' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'snag in operation' is the subsidiary indication.

'snag' becomes 'catch' (I've seen this before).

'in operation' becomes 'on'.

'catch'+'on'='catchon'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for catch on that I've seen before include "twig", "Get it", "Understand - become fashionable", "Become popular" and "Informally, become popular or come to understand".)

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