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

 

snip

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verb
BrE BrE//snɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɪp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snip
BrE BrE//snɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɪp//
 
he / she / it snips
BrE BrE//snɪps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɪps//
 
past simple snipped
BrE BrE//snɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɪpt//
 
past participle snipped
BrE BrE//snɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɪpt//
 
-ing form snipping
BrE BrE//ˈsnɪpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɪpɪŋ//
 
 
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(snipping, snipped) [transitive, intransitive] to cut something with scissors using short quick strokes snip something Snip a tiny hole in the paper. snip (at/through something) She snipped at the loose threads hanging down. She snipped at the stitching. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘a shred’): from Low German snip ‘small piece’, of imitative origin. Phrasal Verbssnip somethingoff
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snip

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