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snap somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsnap somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1 BUYto buy something immediately, especially because it is very cheap People were snapping up bargains.2 ldoce_308.png CHANCE/OPPORTUNITYto eagerly take an opportunity to have someone as part of your company, team etc Owen was snapped up by Liverpool before he’d even left school. snap→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
snap upAn obsessed public snapped them up.Any place will snap us up.He had met a jewel and he snapped her up.Is that a good reason to snap it up?She snapped him up as soon as he finished the sausage she fed him and he crawled into her bed crying.I had thought my trader friend had snapped them up from stupid dealers at other firms.If I don't snap you up some one else will, won't they?The line became instantly popular and managements all over the world were impatient to snap them up whenever they were free.
From Longman Business Dictionarysnap up phrasal verb [transitive]1 snap something → up to buy something immediately, especially because it is very cheapIf you see a computer for under £400, you should snap it up.2 snap somebody → up to eagerly take an opportunity to employ someone or have them as part of your teamHe so impressed the interviewing panel that they snapped him up immediately. snap→ See Verb table
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Verb table
snap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysnap
he, she, itsnaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysnapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave snapped
he, she, ithas snapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad snapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill snap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have snapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam snapping
he, she, itis snapping
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you, we, theyare snapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas snapping
you, we, theywere snapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been snapping
he, she, ithas been snapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been snapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be snapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been snapping
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