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Other Snip Definition

[n] the act of clipping or snipping
[n] a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"

Misc. Definitions

\Snip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snipping}.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.] To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to break off; to snatch away. Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my parents from those vicious excrescences to which that age was subject. --Fuller. The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share. --De Foe.
\Snip\, n.
1. A single cut, as with shears or scissors; a clip. --Shak.
2. A small shred; a bit cut off. --Wiseman.
3. A share; a snack. [Obs.] --L'Estrange
4. A tailor. [Slang] --Nares. C. Kingsley.
5. Small hand shears for cutting sheet metal.

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