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Meaning of SNIP

Pronunciation:  snip

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of clipping or snipping
  2. [n]  a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
  3. [v]  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
  4. [v]  sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
 

SNIP is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: clip, clip, clipping, crop, cut back, dress, lop, nip, nip off, prune, snip off, snippet, snipping, trim
 
 See Also: cut, cut, cutting, cutting off, disbud, piece, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, thin out, top

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Snip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snipped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Snipping}.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.]
    To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with
    shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to
    break off; to snatch away.
    
          Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my
          parents from those vicious excrescences to which that
          age was subject.                         --Fuller.
    
          The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's
          stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share.
                                                   --De Foe.
    
    
  2. \Snip\, n.
    1. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip. --Shak.
    
    2. A small shred; a bit cut off. --Wiseman.
    
    3. A share; a snack. [Obs.] --L'Estrange
    
    4. A tailor. [Slang] --Nares. C. Kingsley.
    
    5. Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
    
    
 

 

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