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verb (tr, adverb)

to avail oneself of eagerly and quicklyshe snapped up the bargains
to interrupt abruptly

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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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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