"snips" in the noun sense
1. snip, snippet, snipping
a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
2. clip, clipping, snip
the act of clipping or snipping
"snips" in the verb sense
1. nip, nip off, clip, snip, snip off
sever or remove by pinching or snipping
"nip off the flowers"
2. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
"dress the plants in the garden"
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