1 clip, crop, cut, dock, nick, nip off, notch, shave, trim
2 bit, clipping, fragment, piece, scrap, shred, snippet
3 (informal) bargain, giveaway, good buy, steal (informal)
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snip ( snips 3rd person present) ( snipping present participle) ( snipped past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you snip something, or if you snip at or through something, you cut it quickly using sharp scissors.
He has now begun to snip away at the piece of paper... V adv/prep
He snipped a length of new bandage and placed it around Peter's chest. V n
2 n-sing If you say that something is a snip, you mean that it is very good value.
INFORMAL a N
The beautifully made briefcase is a snip at £74.25.
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