Definition of Snap up

1. Verb. Get hold of or seize quickly and easily. "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

Exact synonyms: Grab, Snaffle
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Hog
Derivative terms: Grab



Definition of Snap up

1. Verb. (transitive) To buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snap Up

snap inhales
snap it up
snap judgment
snap line
snap of a finger
snap off
snap one's fingers
snap out of
snap pea
snap pizzicato
snap ring
snap rings
snap roll
snap shot
snap someone's head off
snap up (current term)
snap willow
snaparazzi
snapback
snapbacks
snapdragon
snapdragons
snaped
snaphaan
snaphaans
snaphance
snaphances
snaphaunce
snaphaunces
snaphead

Literary usage of Snap up

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"4V See SNATCH, to seize quickly, snap up. .... A weakened form of Du. snappen,'to snap up, or to intercept,' Hexham; ^»Tva.'Ç. *V Ci. sch.ni£f>en, ..."

2. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"From lying position: "snap" up to standing position, arms folded. ... Handstand, drop to head stand, roll over and "snap" up to standing position. ..."

3. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"From lying position: "snap" up to standing position, arms folded. ... Handstand, drop to head stand, roll over and "snap" up to standing position. ..."

4. How To, a Book of Tumbling, Tricks, Pyramids and Games by Horace Butterworth (1899)
"Hand spring; roll forward; snap up. Hand spring; head spring; snap up; roll over. Balance on elbows; head stand; roll forward and snap up. ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"Caterpillars of many kinds helped out, and it was great fun to sit beside an ant-hill and snap up the busy workers as they came out. ..."

6. Yule-tide Stories: A Collection of Scandinavian and North German Popular by Benjamin Thorpe (1853)
"I, Foxy Coxy, one ; Goosy Poosy, two; Ducky Lucky, three ; Cocky Locky, four; Henny Penny, five ; and little chicken Kluk, six ; Hei! that one I '11 snap up ..."

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