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snip

[ snip ]
/ snɪp /
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verb (used with object), snipped, snip·ping.

to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like.
to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose.

verb (used without object), snipped, snip·ping.

to cut with small, quick strokes.

noun

RELATED WORDS

shred, shear, nip, cut, slice, trim, shorten, clip

Nearby words

snigger, snigging chain, sniggle, sniggler, sniglet, snip, snipe, snipe fly, snipefish, sniper, sniperscope

Origin of snip

1550–60; origin uncertain; compare Dutch, Low German snippen to snip, catch, clip
Related formsun·snipped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snip

snip

/ (snɪp) /

verb snips, snipping or snipped

to cut or clip with a small quick stroke or a succession of small quick strokes, esp with scissors or shears

noun

interjection

(often reiterated) a representation of the sound of scissors or shears closing
See also snips

Word Origin for snip

C16: from Low German, Dutch snippen; related to Middle High German snipfen to snap the fingers
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