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/snarf/ 1. To grab, especially to grab a large document or
file for the purpose of using it with or without the author's
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 or
politesse (but not quite by stealing). "They were giving away
samples, so I snarfed a bunch of them."
4. Synonym for slurp. "This program starts by snarfing the
entire database into core."
5. (GEnie) To spray food or programming fluids due to
laughing at the wrong moment. This sense appears to be
widespread among mundane teenagers - ESR.
6. This term was mainstream in the late 1960s, meaning "to eat
piggishly". It may still have this connotation in context.