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English noun: snip

1. snip (artifact) a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

Synonymssnippet, snipping

Broader (hypernym)piece

2. snip (act) the act of clipping or snipping

Synonymsclip, clipping

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting, cutting off

Narrower (hyponym)nip, pinch

English verb: snip

1. snip (contact) sever or remove by pinching or snipping

SamplesNip off the flowers.

Synonymsclip, nip, nip off, snip off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

2. snip (contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

SamplesDress the plants in the garden.

Synonymsclip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, trim

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)thin out

Narrower (hyponym)disbud, pinch, poll, pollard, shear, top

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