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snap sth up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with snap   /snæp/ (-pp-) us  
to buy or get something quickly and enthusiastically because it is cheap or exactly what you want: The tickets for the concert were snapped up within three hours of going on sale. The fall in property prices means that there are a lot of bargains waiting to be snapped up.
Translations of “snap sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 搶購…
in Russian раскупать, хватать…
in Turkish havada kapmak, düşünmeden satın almak, sanki bedavaymış gibi saldırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抢购…
in Polish rzucić się na coś…
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