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snip



Pronunciation: (snip), [key]
v., snipped, snip•ping,
n.


v.t.
1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like.
2. to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose.

v.i.
to cut with small, quick strokes.

n.
1. the act of snipping, as with scissors.
2. a small cut made by snipping.
3. a small piece snipped off.
4. a small piece, bit, or amount of anything: a snip of food.
5. Informal.a small or insignificant person.
6. Informal.a presumptuous or impertinent person.
7. snips,small, strong hand shears used by sheet metal workers.
8. Brit. Informal.a bargain.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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