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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 ?
Snip, evidently regarding it as a game got up for his special benefit, enjoyed the race immensely and scampered all over the house, shaking the precious parcel like a rat while his master ran and whistled, commanded and coaxed, in vain.
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.
'Perhaps,' said Miss Jenny, holding out her doll at arm's length, and critically contemplating the effect of her art with her scissors on her lips and her head thrown back, as if her interest lay there, and not in the conversation; 'perhaps you'll explain your meaning, young man, which is Greek to me.--You must have another touch of blue in your trimming, my dear.' Having addressed the last remark to her fair client, Miss Wren proceeded to snip at some blue fragments that lay before her, among fragments of all colours, and to thread a needle from a skein of blue silk.
I thought I had separated you from all the world, and yet you have deceived me!' 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.
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.
Snip! went the great scissors again while Tom was speaking, and he couldn't help feeling it was rather good fun; Maggie would look so queer.
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.
"Boys, I move that he keeps still and lets this human philopena snip you out a speech."
In Ireland, 6,000 men seek out a vasectomy every year, so-called because the snip cuts the tube which carries sperm from the testicle to the penis, which is called the vas deferens.
The trio were introduced to Snip Nua, which was owned by a syndicate, including the Co Wicklow funnyman - and even attended a race in which Snip Nua runs.
We're always interested in saving money so with this in mind we've teamed up with Morrisons to enable Daily Record readers to SNIP and SAVE on your shopping trolley essentials.
He added: "Snip and Clip have done various shows and festivals with Peter in and around London, but this is their first trip to Wales.