schnappen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German snaben (to snap, snort). Cognate with Dutch snappen, English snap.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃnapən/, [ˈʃnapən], [ˈʃnapm̩]
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Verb[edit]

schnappen (weak, third-person singular present schnappt, past tense schnappte, past participle geschnappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to snap (with one’s mouth)
  2. to catch; to seize
  3. (colloquial) to nab (a criminal)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “schnappen”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

  • schnappen” in Duden online
  • schnappen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache