Snip - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

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

verb

- 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)

Examples

...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

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