1to buy something immediately, especially because it is very cheap:
People were snapping up bargains.
2to 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.
WORD FOCUS: break WORD FOCUS: break smashwith a lot of force shatterinto many pieces split into two pieces snapinto two pieces, with a sudden loud noise tearpaper/cloth burstpipe/tyre/balloon crumblebreak into a lot of small pieces disintegratebreak into a lot of small pieces and be destroyed fractureif a bone fractures or you fracture it, it breaks slightly so that a small line appears on the surface ➔ See alsobreak
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.