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Definition of "snap up" []

  • To buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for. (verb)

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Use "snap up" in a sentence
  • "Australia wished to snap up the whole of German New Guinea and other possessions administered from Rabaul, including the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands."
  • "He had the glass to his eye now, training it first on Algeciras and then upon Tarifa — some well-manned privateer or ship of war might easily dash out to snap up such a defenceless prey as Le Rêve."
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