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snaffle

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈsnæf.l̩/ UK informal
to take something quickly for yourself, in a way that prevents someone else from having or using it: Who's snaffled my pen? Martha snaffled (= ate) all the peanuts before the party had even begun! The company grew by snaffling up several smaller businesses.

snaffle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈsnæf.l̩/
a type of bit (= a metal bar held in a horse's mouth to control it) usually with a joint in the middle
Translations of “snaffle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 攫取,竊取,獨佔…
in Chinese (Simplified) 攫取,窃取,独占…
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