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snip

 (snĭp)
v. snipped, snip·ping, snips
v.tr.
To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
v.intr.
To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
n.
1. An instance of snipping or the sound produced by snipping.
2.
a. A small cut made with scissors or shears.
b. A small piece cut or clipped off.
c. A bit or scrap: snips of information about the merger.
3. Informal
a. One that is small or slight in size or stature.
b. A person regarded as impertinent or mischievous.
4. snips(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Hand shears used in cutting sheet metal.
5. Slang Something easily accomplished.

[Dutch or Low German snippen.]

snip

(snɪp)
vb, 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
n
1. the act of snipping
2. the sound of scissors or shears closing
3. Also called: snipping a small piece of anything, esp one that has been snipped off
4. a small cut made by snipping
5. chiefly Brit an informal word for bargain
6. informal something easily done; cinch
7. informal US and Canadian a small or insignificant person or thing, esp an irritating or insolent one
interj
(often reiterated) a representation of the sound of scissors or shears closing
[C16: from Low German, Dutch snippen; related to Middle High German snipfen to snap the fingers]

snip

(snɪp)

v. snipped, snip•ping,
n. 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 if by cutting in this manner: to snip a rose.
v.i.
3. to cut with small, quick strokes.
n.
4. the act of snipping, as with scissors.
5. a small cut made by snipping.
6. a small piece snipped off.
7. any small piece; bit.
8. Informal.
a. a small or insignificant person.
b. a presumptuous or impertinent person.
[1550–60; orig. uncertain; compare Dutch, Low German snippen to snip, catch, clip]

snip


Past participle: snipped
Gerund: snipping

Imperative
snip
snip
Present
I snip
you snip
he/she/it snips
we snip
you snip
they snip
Preterite
I snipped
you snipped
he/she/it snipped
we snipped
you snipped
they snipped
Present Continuous
I am snipping
you are snipping
he/she/it is snipping
we are snipping
you are snipping
they are snipping
Present Perfect
I have snipped
you have snipped
he/she/it has snipped
we have snipped
you have snipped
they have snipped
Past Continuous
I was snipping
you were snipping
he/she/it was snipping
we were snipping
you were snipping
they were snipping
Past Perfect
I had snipped
you had snipped
he/she/it had snipped
we had snipped
you had snipped
they had snipped
Future
I will snip
you will snip
he/she/it will snip
we will snip
you will snip
they will snip
Future Perfect
I will have snipped
you will have snipped
he/she/it will have snipped
we will have snipped
you will have snipped
they will have snipped
Future Continuous
I will be snipping
you will be snipping
he/she/it will be snipping
we will be snipping
you will be snipping
they will be snipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snipping
you have been snipping
he/she/it has been snipping
we have been snipping
you have been snipping
they have been snipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snipping
you will have been snipping
he/she/it will have been snipping
we will have been snipping
you will have been snipping
they will have been snipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snipping
you had been snipping
he/she/it had been snipping
we had been snipping
you had been snipping
they had been snipping
Conditional
I would snip
you would snip
he/she/it would snip
we would snip
you would snip
they would snip
Past Conditional
I would have snipped
you would have snipped
he/she/it would have snipped
we would have snipped
you would have snipped
they would have snipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snip - a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)snip - a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
2.snip - the act of clipping or snipping
cutting off, cutting, cut - the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
pinch, nip - a small sharp bite or snip
Verb1.snip - sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.snip - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth ofsnip - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
shear - cut with shears; "shear hedges"
pollard, poll - convert into a pollard; "pollard trees"
pinch, top - cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
disbud - thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers

snip

verb
1. cut, nick, clip, crop, trim, dock, notch, nip off He has now begun to snip away at the piece of paper.
noun
1. (Informal, chiefly Brit.) bargain, steal (informal), good buy, giveaway a snip at £74.25
Translations
شَرْوَةٌ رَخيصَهقُصاصَهقُصاصه من الوَرَق أو الثِّيابيَقُصُّ بِحِدَّةٍ وسُرْعَه
odstřižkystřihnutíustřihnoutvýhodná koupě
et godt købklipklippe
jó üzletlemetszett darablenyisszantásnyisszant
afklippakjarakaupklippaòaî aî klippa
čekštelėjimasčekštelėtisandorisskiautė
atgriezumigrieziensgrieztizdevīgs pirkumsšņāpiens
odstrižokstrihnutievýhodná kúpa

snip

[snɪp]
A. N
1. (= cut) → tijeretada f; (= action, noise) → tijereteo m
to have the snipesterilizarse
2. (= small piece) → recorte m
3. (Brit) (= bargain) → ganga f
B. VTtijeretear
to snip sth offcortar algo con tijeras

snip

[ˈsnɪp]
n
(= cut) (with scissors)petit coup m
a snip of the scissors → un petit coup de ciseaux
(= bargain) → bonne affaire f
The ring was a snip at twenty-five pounds → La bague était une bonne affaire, elle ne coûtait que vingt-cinq livres.
the snip (= vasectomy) → une vasectomie
to have the snip → se faire faire une vasectomie
He's had the snip → Il s'est fait faire une vasectomie.
vtcouper

snip

n
(= cut, cutting action)Schnitt m; (= sound)Schnipsen nt no pl, → Klappern nt no pl
(of cloth)Stück nt; (of paper)Schnipsel m, → Schnippel m or nt (inf); (from newspaper) → Ausschnitt m
(esp Brit inf: = bargain) → Geschäft nt, → günstiger Kauf; at only £2 it’s a real snipfür nur £ 2 ist es unheimlich günstig
(US inf: = insignificant person) → Würstchen nt (pej inf)
vtschnippeln (inf); to snip something offetw abschnippeln (inf)
vi to snip atschnippeln an (+dat) (inf)

snip

[snɪp]
1. n (cut) → taglio; (small piece) → ritaglio (Brit) (fam) (bargain) → affare m, occasione f
with a snip of the scissors → con un colpo di forbici
2. vttagliare
to snip sth off → tagliare via qc

snip

(snip) past tense, past participle snipped verb
to cut sharply, especially with a single quick action, with scissors etc. I snipped off two inches of thread.
noun
1. a cut with scissors. With a snip of her scissors she cut a hole in the cloth.
2. a small piece cut off. The floor was covered in snips of paper.
3. a bargain. It's a snip at $3!
ˈsnippet (-pit) noun
a little piece, especially of information, gossip etc. a snippet of news.
References in classic literature ?
Boys, I move that he keeps still and lets this human philopena snip you out a speech.
In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground.
A piteous yelp from the lower regions at last announced that the thief was captured, and Tom appeared bearing Snip by the nape of the neck in one hand and Polly's cherished bonnet in the other.
I can't find it, and this one is pretty well chewed up," said Tom, bereaving Snip of the torn kid, to which he still pertinaciously clung.
I stepped back as he raised himself, and saw a little pyramid of slates snip the sky above the gate; as he squirmed over I ran forward, and had my own weight on the spikes and corks and covert-coat when he gave the latter a tug.
A large towel was spread over his lap, and a shower of stiff hairs, like bits of copper wire, was descending on it at every snip of the scissors.
One delicious grinding snip, and then another and another, and the hinder-locks fell heavily on the floor, and Maggie stood cropped in a jagged, uneven manner, but with a sense of clearness and freedom, as if she had emerged from a wood into the open plain.
To-day they were to trim the grape-vine, so Kit mounted half-way up a short ladder, and began to snip and hammer away, while the old gentleman, with a great interest in his proceedings, handed up the nails and shreds of cloth as he wanted them.
You can see that it was a very short-bladed scissors, since the cutter had to take two snips over 'keep away.
Then these snips of boys on the police detail won't write the truth?
She thrusts hurriedly into your hand an extremely hot buttered roll, flashes out a tiny pair of scissors, snips off the second button of your overcoat, meaningly ejaculates the one word, "parallelogram
When his best friend Max the little monkey''s dad goes whooshing on a vine through the trees, Snip starts to ponder about his dad''s daily activities: He goes away in the morning and comes back at night.