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- (transitive) To eat or consume greedily.
- He snarfed a whole bag of chips in a couple of minutes!
- 1999: Marya Hornbacker, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, page 239
- Freed from the usual inhibitions, we get home and I snarf down pasta salad right out of the Tupperware container...
- 2000: Nancy Woodruff, Someone Else's Child, page 40
- "I'm not going to sit there while you two watch me snarf a whole pie by myself."
- 2003: Allen D. Berrien, Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep Your Outboard, Sterndrive, Or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well, page 41
- The old 40-horse models used to snarf up more fuel than today's 90-horse models.
- (transitive) To take something by dubious means, but without the connotations of stealing; to take something without regard to etiquette.
- I snarfed a bunch of freebies from the vendor's booth when he wasn't looking.
- 1995: Tom Shanley, Don Anderson, ISA System Architecture, page 296
- Either write-through or write-back policy caches may snarf the data that the bus master is writing to memory.
- 1996: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, page 399
- ...in addition, the embedding enables the designer to snarf features from the underlying language ...
- 2001: Brad A. Myers, Choon Hong Peck, Jeffrey Nicols, Dave Kong, and Robert Miller, Interacting at a Distance Using Semantic Snarfing, in Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Ubiquitous Computing, pages 305-314.
- Other future applications of the semantic snarfing idea might include classrooms, where students might snarf interesting pieces of content from the instructor's presentation; ...
- (transitive) To expel fluid or food through the mouth or nostrils accidentally, usually while attempting to stifle laughter with one's mouth full.
- It was so funny, I snarfed my milk onto my keyboard.
- (transitive, computing) To slurp (computing slang sense); to load in entirety; to copy as a whole.
- I snarfed the whole database into my program.