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  • v. To buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. get hold of or seize quickly and easily


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  • Australia wished to snap up the whole of German New Guinea and other possessions administered from Rabaul, including the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands.

    Castles of Steel

  • He had the glass to his eye now, training it first on Algeciras and then upon Tarifa — some well-manned privateer or ship of war might easily dash out to snap up such a defenceless prey as Le Rêve.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy


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