Snip - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |snɪp|  American pronunciation of the word snip
Brit.  |snɪp|  British pronunciation of the word snip


- a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off) (syn: snippet)
- the act of clipping or snipping (syn: clip, clipping)


- sever or remove by pinching or snipping (syn: clip, nip, nip off)
- cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of (syn: clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, trim)


...cleared out the snips of paper that had been clogging the machine...

...that antique urn that we bought at London's Portobello Road Market was a real snip...

He snipped some fresh herbs from plants on the windowsill.

She snipped at the hanging strings.

Mother is in the garden, snipping off the dead roses.

I snipped the string and untied the parcel.

Snip the ends of the beans off before you cook them.

At £20 for a dozen, they're a snip.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: snip
he/she/it: snips
present participle: snipping
past tense: snipped
past participle: snipped
singular: snip
plural: snips
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