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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German snaben (to snap, snort). Cognate with Dutch snappen, English snap.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃnapən/, [ˈʃnapən], [ˈʃnapm̩]
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VerbEdit

schnappen (third-person singular simple present schnappt, past tense schnappte, past participle geschnappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to snap (with one’s mouth)
  2. to catch; to seize
  3. (colloquial) to nab (a criminal)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ schnappen in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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