snap up

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Verb[edit]

to snap up (third-person singular simple present snaps up, present participle snapping up, simple past and past participle snapped up)

  1. (transitive) To buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for.
    When I saw the penny black missing from my collection in the shop window, I just went in and snapped it up.

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