AskDefine | Define snip

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1 a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off) [syn: snippet, snipping]
2 the act of clipping or snipping [syn: clip, clipping]


1 sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers" [syn: nip, nip off, clip, snip off]
2 cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back] [also: snipping, snipped]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To gently cut off with short sharp actions (usually with scissors).
    I don't want you to take much hair off, just snip my mullet off.


To gently cut off with short sharp actions


  1. The act of snipping; cutting a small amount off of something.
  2. A low price, a bargain
    That wholesale lot on eBay was a snip at $10
  3. A small amount of something; a pinch.
the snip
  1. A euphemism for a vasectomy


The act of snipping
A low price, a bargain
A small amount of something
A euphemism for a vasectomy

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Snip may refer to:
snip in French: SNIP
snip in Dutch: Snip
snip in Russian: СНиП

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