snip

[ snip ]
/ snɪp /

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

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Origin of snip

1550–60; origin uncertain; compare Dutch, Low German snippen to snip, catch, clip

Related forms

un·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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