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snap up

To purchase or acquire something quickly before anyone else has the chance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snap" and "up." During the Black Friday sales, customers rush through stores snapping merchandise up at incredibly low prices. The corporation has been snapping up smaller startup companies to broaden its range of products and services.
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snapped (up)

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Pete was snapped up by eight-thirty.
2. mod. arrested. The bacon busted the joint and snapped everybody in sight.
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But City snapped up Atletico Madrid's Dutch midfielder Kiki Masumpa on loan until the end of the season.
It was snapped up by Irish horse-racing tycoons John McManus and John Magnier.
com snapped up the company for pounds 36 million - pounds 10 million below the original valuation.