\snˈɑːf], \snˈɑːf], \s_n_ˈɑː_f]\
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/snarf/ 1. To grab, especially to grab a large document orfile for the purpose of using it with or without the author'spermission.See also BLT.2. (Unix) To fetch a file or set of files across a network.See also blast.3. To acquire, with little concern for legal forms orpolitesse (but not quite by stealing). "They were giving awaysamples, so I snarfed a bunch of them."4. Synonym for slurp. "This program starts by snarfing theentire database into core."5. (GEnie) To spray food or programming fluids due tolaughing at the wrong moment. This sense appears to bewidespread among mundane teenagers - ESR.6. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s, meaning "to eatpiggishly". It may still have this connotation in context.7. A creature on the Thundercats, fond of eating, usuallycovertly.
By Denis Howe