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snaffle

Pronunciation: /ˈsnæfəl/

Translation of snaffle in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], afanar [slang/argot], birlar [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • If anyone has forgotten to pack their white shirt - a not uncommon occurrence, one member of the orchestra says - they have quickly snaffled a replacement.
    • More than half the tickets were quickly snaffled by Lions supporters.
    • But what about Jeremy Paxman's book, Friends in High Places, that showed the best jobs are snaffled by those from public schools and elite universities?

noun/nombre ( also snaffle bit)

  • bridón (masculine)

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