Snip meaning

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To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
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To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
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An instance of snipping or the sound produced by snipping.
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Hand shears used in cutting sheet metal.
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(slang) Something easily accomplished.
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To cut with scissors or shears in a short, quick stroke or strokes.
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To remove by or as by such cutting.
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To make a short, quick cut or cuts.
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A small cut made with scissors, etc.
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The sound of this.
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Heavy hand shears used esp. for cutting sheet metal.
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(informal) A young, small, or insignificant person, esp. one regarded as impudent or insolent.
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To cut with short sharp actions, as with scissors.

I don't want you to take much hair off; just snip my mullet off.

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To reduce the price of a product, to create a snip.
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(informal) To circumcise.
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The act of snipping; cutting a small amount off of something.
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Something acquired for a low price; a bargain.

That wholesale lot on eBay was a snip at $10

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A small amount of something; a pinch.
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(definite, the snip, euphemistic) A vasectomy.
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A small or weak person, especially a young one.
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To break off; to snatch away.
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Origin of snip

  • Dutch or Low German snippen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition