[ snap-ee ]
/ ˈsnæp i /
adjective, snap·pi·er, snap·pi·est.
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make it snappy, Slang. to speed up; hurry.
Related formssnap·pi·ly, adverbsnap·pi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for make it snappy
/ (ˈsnæpɪ) /
adjective -pier or -piest
Also: snappish apt to speak sharply or irritably
Also: snappish apt to snap or bite
crackling in sounda snappy fire
brisk, sharp, or chillya snappy pace; snappy weather
smart and fashionablea snappy dresser
make it snappy slang be quick! hurry up!
Derived Formssnappily, adverbsnappiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for make it snappy
"quick, energetic," 1825, from snap (v.) + -y (2). Meaning "clever, smart" is from 1871; that of "neat and stylishly elegant" is from 1881. Related: Snappily; snappiness. Command make it snappy attested from 1910.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with make it snappy (1 of 2)
make it snappy
see make haste.
Idioms and Phrases with make it snappy (2 of 2)
see under make haste.
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