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snarf

[snahrf] /snɑrf/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to eat quickly and voraciously; scarf (often followed by down or up).
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British Dictionary definitions for snarf down

snarf

/snɑːf/
verb
1.
(informal) to eat or drink greedily
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Contemporary definitions for snarf down
transitive verb

to grab something in greed, esp. without permission

Word Origin

1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for snarf down

snarf

v.

"to take, grab," by 1989. Related: Snarfed; snarfing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for snarf down

snarf up

verb phrase

To eat; gobble; scarf: We can think of a lot of places we would like to eat chocolate, snarf down a few burgers, and gawk at shiny cars

[1968+; in early 1980s computer slang, defined in the Hacker'sDictonary as''tosnarf,sometimeswiththeconnotation of absorbing, processing, or understanding'']

snarf

verb

To take or grab: How to Keep Bandits From ''Snarfing'' Your Passwords (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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snarf down in Technology


To snarf, with the connotation of absorbing, processing, or understanding. "I'll snarf down the latest version of the nethack user's guide - it's been a while since I last played."
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-04)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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