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English definition of “snaffle”

snaffle

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈsnæf.l̩/ UK informal us  
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   /ˈsnæf.l̩/ us  
a type of bit (= a metal bar held in a horse's mouth to control it) usually with a joint in the middle
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