Snipping
Snip Snip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snipping}.] [D. snippen; akin to G. schnippen.] To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to break off; to snatch away. [1913 Webster]

Curbed and snipped in my younger years by fear of my parents from those vicious excrescences to which that age was subject. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The captain seldom ordered anything out of the ship's stores . . . but I snipped some of it for my own share. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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