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Definition of snack verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snack

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verb
BrE BrE//snæk//
 
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snack
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he / she / it snacks
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past simple snacked
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past participle snacked
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-ing form snacking
BrE BrE//ˈsnækɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive] snack on something to eat snacks between or instead of main meals It's healthier to snack on fruit rather than chocolate. Word Origin Middle English (originally in the sense ‘snap, bite’): from Middle Dutch snac(k), from snacken ‘to bite’, variant of snappen. Senses relating to food date from the late 17th cent.Extra examples I usually have a light lunch and then snack on fruit and nuts during the afternoon. If you snack between meals, try to avoid sugary foods like chocolate.
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