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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysnap up
he/she/itsnaps up
present participlesnapping up
past tensesnapped up
past participlesnapped up
  1. 1
    to buy something as soon as it becomes available

    By 10 o’clock most of the best bargains had been snapped up.

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  2. 2
    to immediately take advantage of an opportunity

    I’d snap up his offer if I were you.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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