snap at

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.snap at - bite off with a quick bitesnap at - bite off with a quick bite; "The dog snapped off a piece of cloth from the intruder's pants"
bite, seize with teeth - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
References in classic literature ?
The next minute he appeared in view; walking rapidly, with his head down and Snap at his heels in disgrace.
So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.
Saw Snap at the Exchange, and went up and trod on his toe.