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


(informal) to eat or drink greedily
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Contemporary definitions for snarf up
transitive verb

to grab something in greed, esp. without permission

Word Origin

1965-70; perh. blend of snack + scarf

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for snarf up



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

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Slang definitions & phrases for snarf up

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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