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snip

verb [I or T] uk   /snɪp/ (-pp-) us  
to cut something with scissors, usually with small, quick cuts: Have you seen the scissors? I want to snip off this loose thread. I snipped out the article and gave it to her.

snip

noun uk   /snɪp/ us  

snip noun (CUT)

[C] a quick, short cut with scissors: Give it a snip with the scissors.the snip UK informal humorous a vasectomy

snip noun (CHEAP PRODUCT)

[S] UK informal a product that is being sold cheaply, for less than you would expect: The sunglasses are now available in major stores, a snip at £12 a pair.
Translations of “snip”
in Korean 싹둑 자르기…
in Arabic قَصّة…
in French couper (à coups de ciseaux)…
in Turkish makasla kesmek, kırpmak…
in Italian forbiciata, taglio netto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剪,剪斷…
in Russian отрезать, вырезать ножницами…
in Polish przecinać, wycinać…
in Spanish tijeretear…
in Portuguese recorte, aparada…
in German schnipseln…
in Catalan tisorada…
in Japanese (はさみで)ちょきんと切ること…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剪,剪断…
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