snap up

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to avail oneself of eagerly and quickly: she snapped up the bargains

  2. to interrupt abruptly

Words Nearby snap up

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How to use snap up in a sentence

  • I did not go till the following week, when I found that no one had attempted to snap up the Conwell place.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers | William Dean Howells
  • She never goes out except to snap up some game passing within her hunting-domains, near the burrow.

    The Life of the Spider | J. Henri Fabre

Other Idioms and Phrases with snap up

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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