snap up

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To buy something quickly, either because it is a bargain, or because it is in short supply, or because it is something one has been searching for

When I saw the penny black missing from my collection in the shop window, I just went in and snapped it up.

If you snap something up, you buy it quickly because it is cheap or is just what you want. Every time we get a new delivery of clothes, people are queuing to snap them up One eagle-eyed collector snapped up a pair of Schiaparelli earrings for just £6
get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale
get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
buy quickly, grab and purchase; increase the pace, speed up, accelerate
snap up

    Turkish pronunciation

    snäp ʌp

    Pronunciation

    /ˈsnap ˈəp/ /ˈsnæp ˈʌp/

    Etymology

    [ 'snap ] (verb.) 1530. Dutch or Low German snappen; akin to Middle High German snappen to snap.

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