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English definition of “snap sb up”

snap sb up

informal phrasal verb with snap     /snæp/ verb (-pp-)
to immediately offer someone a job or position because you want them very much: She was snapped up by a large law firm.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of snap sb up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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