snip Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “snip” in the English Dictionary

"snip" in British English

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snipverb [I or T]

uk   us   /snɪp/ (-pp-)
to ​cut something with scissors, usually with ​small, ​quickcuts: Have you ​seen the ​scissors? I ​want to snip off this ​loosethread. I snipped out the ​article and gave it to her.

snipnoun

uk   us   /snɪp/

snip noun (CUT)

[C] a ​quick, ​shortcut 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 ​soldcheaply, for less than you would ​expect: The ​sunglasses are now ​available in ​majorstores, a snip at £12 a ​pair.
(Definition of snip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snip" in American English

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snipverb [T]

 us   /snɪp/ (-pp-)
to ​cut something, usually with a few ​quickactions using scissors (= ​cuttingdevice with two ​blades) or a ​similardevice: I ​asked the ​barber just to snip the ​ends of my ​hair.
snip
noun [C]  us   /snɪp/
(Definition of snip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"snip" in Business English

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snipnoun [S]

uk   us   /snɪp/ UK informal
something that is being ​sold for less than you expect: At a ​fiver it's a snip.for a snip The magazine's got a really ​healthycirculation and I ​reckon I got it for a snip. This gorgeous bookcase is a snip at £799.
(Definition of snip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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