The sex scenes are snipped out of films in theatrical or DVD release, and cursing is rarely ever translated in the subtitles.
His master, an Armenian, snipped off part of his tongue at Adrianople.
Her cheeks were pink from excitement as she snipped them off.
The ants take hold, their bodies are snipped off, and the row of jaws remains until the wound is healed.
Mrs. March snipped off her thread, as if she challenged the world.
Two men with wire cutters, jumped from the truck and snipped the twanging wires.
The ulnar articular facet is to be snipped off with bone-pliers.
He snipped the paragraph neatly out from the paper, and put it in his card-case.
She snipped a small red rose from a bouquet at her belt and pinned it to her dress.
This is snipped fine with a pair of shears preparatory to use.
1550s, "small piece of cut-out cloth," probably from Dutch or Low German snippen "to snip, shred," of imitative origin. Meaning "cut made by scissors" is from 1590s. As a nickname or cant word for a tailor, 1590s. Snip-snap-snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German.
"to cut at one light, quick stroke," 1580s, from snip (n.). Related: Snipped; snipping.