snap at

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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"
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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.