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snack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsnacksnack1 /snæk/ ●●● S2 noun [countable]  MEALa small amount of food that is eaten between main meals or instead of a meal I grabbed a quick snack. Drinks and light snacks are served at the bar. snack foods like crisps and peanuts
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snackJust before bedtime he had a snack of bread and cheese.On the other hand, there are times when a snack is needed.The breaking of the fast, called iftar, usually begins with a snack of dates and milk or water.At night, there will be champagne and snacks.We are only allowed to bring fruit as snacks to school.I feel the need for another fattening snack.The children have mid-morning snacks at about 11 o'clock -- usually fruit and a drink.It is almost half-past six and I am due to meet Sunil in our room for a quick snack.Not much flavour, but a fibrous-to-spongy chewiness which sets it apart from the average savoury snack.G add A, D, E and K to snacks made with olestra.snack foodsThese should include snack foods providing vital proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and fats.No Friday lunchtime at the pub with the other teachers, no beer, no snack foods, definitely no chips.
snacksnack2 /snæk/ verb [intransitive]  to eat small amounts of food between main meals or instead of a meal I’m trying not to snack between meals.→ See Verb table
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snackBut like the classic wings, they are meaty and juicy and perfect for snacking.They eat reasonably generous meals and they snack in between.Simple guidelines about only eating at the table at meal-times and not snacking may be required.Children who snack often develop poor eating habits.Tim was always snacking on potato chips and popcorn.Don't eat or drink too many and don't snack on them during the day.
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Verb table
snack
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysnack
he, she, itsnacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysnacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave snacked
he, she, ithas snacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad snacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill snack
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have snacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam snacking
he, she, itis snacking
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you, we, theyare snacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas snacking
you, we, theywere snacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been snacking
he, she, ithas been snacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been snacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be snacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been snacking
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