snap up

phrasal verb

snapped up; snapping up; snaps 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!

Examples of snap up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For more affordable finds, snap up this Echo Dot speaker, this third-generation Fire Stick, and this four-pack of Kasa smart plugs, each now under $30. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 With most of OpenAI’s 770 employees seemingly up for grabs, competitors big and small could snap up some of the all-too-valuable human capital that makes the tech world turn. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 To that end: On Tuesday, Airbnb announced its first acquisition as a public company, snapping up a stealth startup called GamePlanner. Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2023 Part of WeWork’s swagger included snapping up property in the most expensive areas of the world’s most expensive cities. Dr Byron Cole, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 American shoppers are continuing to snap up items abroad, as the dollar remains strong against the euro and overseas purchases can work out to be cheaper. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 Hyatt snapped up lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality in 2018 and purchased the trendy Mr. and Mrs. Smith platform earlier this year. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 Hype over artificial intelligence and cloud computing also drove investors to snap up stocks of companies set to be winners in the growing trends. Carmen Reinicke, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 New Jersey Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer—who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence—had the good fortune to snap up as much as $15,000 worth of Northrop Grumman stock at the end of last month. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 17 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Snap up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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