snap up

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of snap up

: to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly
  • Shoppers came to the store to snap up bargains after the holidays.
  • The company is hiring. When they see your work history, they'll snap you up!

Word by Word Definitions

snap play
  1. : to make a sudden closing of the jaws : seize something sharply with the mouth

  2. : to grasp at something eagerly : make a pounce or snatch

  3. : to utter sharp biting words : bark out irritable or peevish retorts

  1. : an abrupt closing (as of the mouth in biting or of scissors in cutting)

  2. : a share of profits or booty

  3. : something that brings quick and easy profit or advantage

  1. : with a snap

  1. : done, made, or carried through suddenly or without deliberation

  2. : called or taken without prior warning

  3. : fastening with a snap

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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