from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
- intransitive v. To cut or clip with short, quick strokes.
- n. An instance of snipping or the sound produced by snipping.
- n. A small cut made with scissors or shears.
- n. A small piece cut or clipped off.
- n. A bit or scrap: snips of information about the merger.
- n. Informal One that is small or slight in size or stature.
- n. Informal A person regarded as impertinent or mischievous.
- n. Hand shears used in cutting sheet metal.
- n. Slang Something easily accomplished.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut with short sharp actions, as with scissors.
- v. To reduce the price of a product, to create a snip.
- v. To circumcise.
- n. The act of snipping; cutting a small amount off of something.
- n. Something acquired for a low price; a bargain.
- n. A small amount of something; a pinch.
- n. A vasectomy.
- n. A small or weak person, especially a young one.
- n. A share or portion; a snack.
- n. A tailor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip.
- n. A small shred; a bit cut off.
- n. A share; a snack.
- n. A tailor.
- n. Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut off at one light, quick stroke with shears or scissors; clip; cut off in any way: frequently with off.
- To steal by snipping.
- To make by snipping or cutting: as, to snip a hole in one's coat.
- To move or work lightly; make signs with, as the fingers.
- To make a short, quick cut or clip; cut out a bit; clip: sometimes with at for the attempt to cut.
- n. A clip; a single cut with shears or scissors; hence, any similar act of cutting.
- n. A small piece cut off; a shred; a bit.
- n. A share; a snack. See to go snips, below.
- n. A tailor.
- n. A small, insignificant person or thing: as, a mere snip of a girl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
- v. sever or remove by pinching or snipping
- n. the act of clipping or snipping
- v. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
She snipped three roses with astonishing swiftness, -- _snip, snip, snip_!
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