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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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