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snack off (of) (something)

1. To eat small amounts of food displayed or provided on some surface. The grocery store fired the employee after it was discovered that he had been snacking off the shelves. My kids are such fussy eaters that I usually snack off of their plates to avoid wasting food.
2. To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack off of seeds. I've been snacking off that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: off, snack

snack on (something)

To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack on seeds. I've been snacking on that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: on, snack

a snack

slang Someone who is very physically attractive or appealing. Ooh girl, you're looking like a snack tonight! With those lips and that hair, Ben's a total snack.
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looking like a snack

slang Looking very physically attractive or appealing. He's just standing over there, looking like a snack—you should go talk to him. Ooh girl, you're looking like a snack tonight!
See also: like, look, snack

fix (something) for breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc.

To make or prepare some dish for a particular meal. I'm fixing spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight. We better get out of here if Aunt Louise is fixing something for supper—you know she can't cook.
See also: breakfast, dinner, fix, lunch

snack off (of) something

to eat food, bit by bit, in little snacks. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please don't snack off the turkey so we can get another meal out of it. Who has been snacking off of last night's roast beef?
See also: off, snack

snack on

v.
To eat something as a snack: One way to lose weight is to snack on carrots instead of junk food.
See also: on, snack
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They're perfect for on-the-go snacking or a light treat after a meal.'
Manufacturers are coming up with new product lines in snacks emphasizing on healthy snacking. For increasing their product range in healthy snacking, manufacturers are also undergoing strategic mergers and acquisitions.
"Snacking is the fastest growing occasion in food and Conagra has both scale and beloved brands in this space.
Packaging is a consumer communication touchpoint where we can go beyond standard nutrition labeling and encourage mindful snacking habits to help people get more enjoyment out of their snack.
'The world of snacking is changing fast and we need to continue to adapt, be agile and move fast to win in snacking.
Matt Lally, associate director of fresh at Nielsen, says some of the snacking trends he is seeing for 2019 include snacking with a purpose as well as the occasional indulgence by consumers.
Overall, a wide range of motivators means snacking occasions are--and will continue to be--somewhat unpredictable by nature.
He found that nearly 80 per cent of preschoolers in the study carried at least one of these potential at-risk genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits.
Yet, the move to snacking is about more than the type of food being sold.
[USA], Feb 24 ( ANI ): Your genes may play a role in determining your child's unhealthy snacking habit, according to a study.
Irregular snacking may even lead to skipping of regular meals and increased frequencies of snacking in between [2, 3].
According to him, people need to eat something when they're hungry - as long as they are the right snacks.In order to do snacking the right way, people should develop healthy snacking habits at an early age.
Under the increasingly broad umbrella of snacking, frozen snacks and appetizers are projected to grow through 2020, according to a 2016 report from Mintel on frozen snacks.
Well, Nielsen's recent "Global Snacking Survey" found that more than half of American respondents admit to snacking in place of a meal.
Yet, making healthy choices and snacking is not a contradiction.