snarf v : make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]
- In the context of "transitive": To eat or consume greedily.
- He snarfed a whole bag of chips in a couple of minutes!
- 1999: Marya Hornbacker, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and
Bulimia, page 239
- Freed from the usual inhibitions, we get home and I snarf down pasta salad right out of the Tupperware container...
- 2000: Nancy Woodruff, Someone Else's Child, page 40
- "I'm not going to sit there while you two watch me snarf a whole pie by myself."
- 2003: Allen D. Berrien, Powerboat Care and Repair: How to Keep
Your Outboard, Sterndrive, Or Gas-Inboard Boat Alive and Well, page
- The old 40-horse models used to snarf up more fuel than today's 90-horse models.
- In the context of "transitive": To take something by dubious means, but without the
stealing; to take something without regard to etiquette.
- I snarfed a bunch of freebies from the vendor's booth when he wasn't looking.
- 1995: Tom Shanley, Don Anderson, ISA System Architecture, page
- Either write-through or write-back policy caches may snarf the data that the bus master is writing to memory.
- 1996: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman,
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, page 399
- ...in addition, the embedding enables the designer to snarf features from the underlying language ...
- 2001: Brad A. Myers, Choon Hong Peck, Jeffrey Nicols, Dave
Kong, and Robert Miller, Interacting at a Distance Using Semantic
Snarfing, in Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on
Ubiquitous Computing, pages 305-314.
- Other future applications of the semantic snarfing idea might include classrooms, where students might snarf interesting pieces of content from the instructor's presentation; ...
- In the context of "transitive": To expel fluid or food through
the mouth or nostrils accidentally, usually while attempting to
stifle laughter with one's mouth full.
- It was so funny, I snarfed my milk onto my keyboard.
- In the context of "transitive|computing": To slurp (computing slang sense); to
load in entirety; to copy as a whole.
- I snarfed the whole database into my program.
Snarf or SNARF can refer to:
- A character in the cartoon ThunderCats who constantly says the phrase, "Snarf" at the end of a phrase.
- Snarf, a character from the animated television series Trollz.
- The main character from SnarfQuest, a comic that ran in Dragon magazine''.
- SNARF-1 - a fluorescent dye that changes colour with pH
- Social Network and Relationship Finder developed by Microsoft Research, published December 16, 2005
- snarfing, a strategy for maintaining cache coherency in a computer system.
- snarf is listed in the Jargon File with meanings mostly similar to "grab"