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snack

 (snăk)
n.
1. A hurried or light meal.
2. Food eaten between meals.
intr.v. snacked, snack·ing, snacks
1. To eat a hurried or light meal: She had meetings all day but managed to snack in lieu of lunch.
2. To eat food between meals: She snacked during the baseball game.
Phrasal Verb:
snack on
To eat (food) between meals: snacked on pretzels.

[Middle English snak, variant of snacche, trap, bite, from snacchen, to snap; see snatch.]

snack′er n.

snack

(snæk)
n
1. (Cookery) a light quick meal eaten between or in place of main meals
2. a sip or bite
3. rare a share
4. informal Austral a very easy task
vb
(Cookery) (intr) to eat a snack
[C15: probably from Middle Dutch snacken, variant of snappen to snap]

snack

(snæk)

n.
1. a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, esp. one eaten between regular meals.
2. a share or portion.
v.i.
3. to have a snack or light meal, esp. between regular meals.
[1300–50; Middle English: a snap or bite, derivative of snacken to snap, bite; compare Middle Dutch snack a snap]

snack

- First meant "bite, snap (of a dog)," from a Dutch word meaning "to bite."
See also related terms for snap.

snack


Past participle: snacked
Gerund: snacking

Imperative
snack
snack
Present
I snack
you snack
he/she/it snacks
we snack
you snack
they snack
Preterite
I snacked
you snacked
he/she/it snacked
we snacked
you snacked
they snacked
Present Continuous
I am snacking
you are snacking
he/she/it is snacking
we are snacking
you are snacking
they are snacking
Present Perfect
I have snacked
you have snacked
he/she/it has snacked
we have snacked
you have snacked
they have snacked
Past Continuous
I was snacking
you were snacking
he/she/it was snacking
we were snacking
you were snacking
they were snacking
Past Perfect
I had snacked
you had snacked
he/she/it had snacked
we had snacked
you had snacked
they had snacked
Future
I will snack
you will snack
he/she/it will snack
we will snack
you will snack
they will snack
Future Perfect
I will have snacked
you will have snacked
he/she/it will have snacked
we will have snacked
you will have snacked
they will have snacked
Future Continuous
I will be snacking
you will be snacking
he/she/it will be snacking
we will be snacking
you will be snacking
they will be snacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snacking
you have been snacking
he/she/it has been snacking
we have been snacking
you have been snacking
they have been snacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snacking
you will have been snacking
he/she/it will have been snacking
we will have been snacking
you will have been snacking
they will have been snacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snacking
you had been snacking
he/she/it had been snacking
we had been snacking
you had been snacking
they had been snacking
Conditional
I would snack
you would snack
he/she/it would snack
we would snack
you would snack
they would snack
Past Conditional
I would have snacked
you would have snacked
he/she/it would have snacked
we would have snacked
you would have snacked
they would have snacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snack - a light informal mealsnack - a light informal meal    
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
refreshment - snacks and drinks served as a light meal
nosh - (Yiddish) a snack or light meal
coffee break, tea break - a snack taken during a break in the work day; "a ten-minute coffee break"; "the British have tea breaks"
Verb1.snack - eat a snack; eat lightly; "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
browse, graze - eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"

snack

noun
1. light meal, bite, refreshment(s), nibble, titbit, bite to eat, elevenses (Brit. informal) Lunch was a snack in the fields.
verb
1. eat between meals, graze (informal), nibble She would improve her diet if she snacked less.

snack

noun
A light meal:
Translations
وَجْبَةٌ خَفِيفَةوَجْبَةٌ خَفيفَه
lehké jídlolehkýsvačina
snack
välipala
laki obrok
gyors étkezésnéhány harapás
snarl
軽食間食間食するおやつ
가벼운 식사
lengvas užkandis
ātra maltīteuzkoda
ľahké jedlo
prigrizek
užinazakuska
mellanmål
อาหารว่าง
atıştırmahafif yemek
đồ ăn nhẹ

snack

[snæk]
A. Ntentempié m
to have a snacktomar un tentempié, picar algo
B. VI = to have a snack
C. CPD snack bar Ncafetería f, lonchería f (LAm)

snack

[ˈsnæk]
ncasse-croûte m inv
to have a snack → prendre un en-cas, manger quelque chose (de léger)
vigrignoter
to snack on sth → grignoter qchsnack bar nsnack(-bar) m

snack

nKleinigkeit f(zu essen), Imbiss m; to have a snackeine Kleinigkeit essen, einen Imbiss zu sich (dat)nehmen; we just have a snack for lunchmittags essen wir nicht viel or groß (inf); too many snacks between meals …wenn man zwischen den Mahlzeiten zu viel isst

snack

[snæk] nspuntino
to have a snack → fare uno spuntino

snack

(snӕk) noun
a light, hasty meal. I usually have only a snack at lunchtime; (also adjective) We had a snack lunch in the pub.

snack

وَجْبَةٌ خَفِيفَة svačina snack kleine Zwischenmahlzeit σνακ aperitivo, tentempié välipala en-cas laki obrok spuntino 軽食 가벼운 식사 snack noe å bite i przekąska lanche легкая закуска mellanmål อาหารว่าง atıştırma đồ ăn nhẹ 快餐

snack

n bocadillo, refrigerio, botana (Mex), algo que se come entre comidas; vi comer entre comidas, comer bocadillos
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