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Steal; grab:‘they'll snavel all the land’
purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shopliftView synonyms
- ‘I may have to go out there and snavel myself a sexy guy with a V8, flannel shirt and dubious odour.’
- ‘I'll have it at mine until I can snavle the trailer from work again.’
- ‘I simply snavvled the only bedroom in the house that is completely untouched by direct sunlight, at any hour of the day.’
- ‘I've been told to just be wary when asking advice on horses for sale over the net in case someone else likes the horse and just snavels it up.’
- ‘She just stands back and lets them snavvle whatever it is she's got at the time.’
Late 18th century (originally English slang): perhaps a variant of snaffle.
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