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

 

snarf

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//snɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrf//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snarf
BrE BrE//snɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrf//
 
he / she / it snarfs
BrE BrE//snɑːfs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrfs//
 
past simple snarfed
BrE BrE//snɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrft//
 
past participle snarfed
BrE BrE//snɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//snɑːrft//
 
-ing form snarfing
BrE BrE//ˈsnɑːfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnɑːrfɪŋ//
 
Hunger
 
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snarf something (informal, especially North American English) to eat or drink something very quickly or in a way that people think is greedy The kids snarfed up all the cookies. See related entries: Hunger Word Origin 1950s: perhaps imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snarf