snip off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snip off sever or remove by pinching or snipping "nip off the flowers"
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Usage

In literature:

Then with a scissors she snipped off a lock.
"The Laughing Prince" by Parker Fillmore
His master, an Armenian, snipped off part of his tongue at Adrianople.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
You might snip off a pattern, perhaps.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
She snipped off bits of the ribbon and allowed them to go fluttering away from her in the wind.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
Edith found the place, while Marty snipped off a little bit of her blue hair-ribbon for a mark.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett
If he had any dead leaves to snip off, I would snip them.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Each snipping off is of course followed by an inrush of air.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Then I snipped 'em off, and here they are.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
You're goin' to snip off my nose!
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
Her cheeks were pink from excitement as she snipped them off.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In news:

Ever since Julie Andrews starred in the slight conceit of a movie entitled Victor/Victoria, I've wondered what would happen if I snipped the "ia" off the end of my first name .
A horse in Aurora, Colo. Was the recent victim of a thief who snipped the hair off its tail.
You see, a vasectomy snips off the passage of the sperm to the ejaculate.
A New Hampshire man who was the sole suspect in a string of break-ins in which someone snipped off the nightclothes of women as they slept has been granted parole.
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority may snip off the controversial endowment parcel that's weighing down the planned veterans' cemetery in Seaside.
"I could use one small package for my baking and the next time I could pull out the box, snip off an end of another little package and make my own barbecue sauce," Young said.
Snip off the back pocket.
During meals, diners are encouraged to reach over, snip a bit off and season their food as desired.
If life imitated art, it would be a simple matter to follow the dotted line and snip a 200-foot dam near Ojai off the face of the earth.
For a while there, I was trying to ignore a mystifying tendency on the part of public people everywhere to snip off the hard edges of language and turn all concepts into verbal mush.
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