to avail oneself of eagerly and quickly: she snapped up the bargains
to interrupt abruptly
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How to use snap up in a sentence
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug | Anna Nemtsova | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Anyone out there who has any sense at all would just snap up one of her new $73 snake-skin numbers right quick!
Merely as a suggestion, I would say that the Antiquarian Society would snap up many of the things.The Medici Boots | Pearl Norton Swet
A toad has been observed to snap up one hundred and twenty-eight flies in half an hour.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
When he judged himself near enough he would make a little run and try to snap up his victim.
Other Idioms and Phrases with snap up
Snatch for one's own use, as in As soon as they lower the price we intend to snap up the house; it's exactly what we want. [Mid-1500s]
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