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snarf

[snahrf] /snɑrf/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to eat quickly and voraciously; scarf (often followed by down or up).
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British Dictionary definitions for snarf down

snarf

/snɑːf/
verb
1.
(informal) to eat or drink greedily
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Contemporary definitions for snarf down
transitive verb

to grab something in greed, esp. without permission

Word Origin

1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for snarf down

snarf

v.

"to take, grab," by 1989. Related: Snarfed; snarfing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snarf down

snap to it

verb phrase

To hurry; go faster; make it snappy: Get that floor clean and snap to it (1967+)


snap to

verb phrase

To become sharply attentive and responsive: His soldiers snapped to and did what they were told

[1940s+; fr the quick way a military person snaps to attention on command]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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snarf down in Technology


To snarf, with the connotation of absorbing, processing, or understanding. "I'll snarf down the latest version of the nethack user's guide - it's been a while since I last played."
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-04)

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