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Meaning of snip

snip

Pronunciation: (snip), [key]
— v., n. snipped, snip•ping,
—v.t.
  1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like.
  2. to remove or cut off (something) by or as by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose.
—v.i.
  1. to cut with small, quick strokes.
—n.
  1. the act of snipping, as with scissors.
  2. a small cut made by snipping.
  3. a small piece snipped off.
  4. a small piece, bit, or amount of anything: a snip of food.
  5. a small or insignificant person.
  6. a presumptuous or impertinent person.
  7. small, strong hand shears used by sheet metal workers.
  8. a bargain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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