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v. snipped, snip·ping, snips
To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
1. An instance of snipping or the sound produced by snipping.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snipping - a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)snipping - 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"
References in classic literature ?
As the height of luxury, Meg put out some of her sewing, and then found time hang so heavily that she fell to snipping and spoiling her clothes in her attempts to furbish them up a`la Moffat.
As he stands at his door in Cook's Court in his grey shop-coat and black calico sleeves, looking up at the clouds, or stands behind a desk in his dark shop with a heavy flat ruler, snipping and slicing at sheepskin in company with his two 'prentices, he is emphatically a retiring and unassuming man.
Like mice we scampered past the great schoolroom, with its gable snipping a paler sky than ever, and the shadows melting even in the colonnade underneath.
When the faithful Lord Steyne arrived in the evening, he found Becky and her companion, who was no other than our friend Briggs, busy cutting, ripping, snipping, and tearing all sorts of black stuffs available for the melancholy occasion.
She is probably a healthy, ruddy-cheeked young person who lives in the country, gets up to breakfast to pour out the coffee for some sort of a male relative, goes round the garden snipping off roses in big gloves and a huge basket, interviews the cook, orders the dinner, makes fancy waistcoats for her husband, and failing a sewing maid, does the mending for the family.
Such weighing and mixing and chopping and grating, such dusting and washing and polishing, such snipping and weeding and trowelling and other small gardening, such making and mending and folding and airing, such diverse arrangements, and above all such severe study
NNA - A snipping rampage has flared up all across the fighting axes between Bab El-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli, National News Agency correspondent in Tripoli Abdel Karim Fayyad reported.
Cut 12-15 reotangles, snipping each strip to about 1-inch by 1/2-inch.
It involves looking for non-cancerous growths, or polyps, in the lower bowel by inserting a flexible camera scope, then snipping them out.
1) As an American man with an interest in bodily rights, I find it offensive to hear the traumatic and sexually crippling amputation of the most erogenous portion of a boy's or man's penis described as comparable with snipping off the protruding end of a fingernail.
will make available two software PowerToys for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition -- Snipping Tool for the Tablet PC and Tablet Pool.