Definition for SNEAP

SNEAP, v.t. [Dan. snibbe, reproach, reprimand; snip, the end or point of a thing; D. snip, a snipe, from its bill; snippen, to snip or nip; G. schneppe, a peak; from the root of neb, nib, nap, with the sense of shooting out, thrusting like a sharp point.]

  1. To check; to reprove abruptly; to reprimand. [Obs.] – Chaucer.
  2. To nip. [Obs.] – Shak.

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