gaps, verb transitive

Forms:
Also gap.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, snatch, ‘swipe’; pilfer, ‘pinch’.
colloquial
To bite (something or someone); to seize (something or someone) violently. Also figurative.
1989 M. Brand in Fair Lady 25 Oct. 92Gap (pronounced gup) — bite.
1990 Personality 24 Dec. 20Its dreadful purpose is simple and implacable — to gaps some poor victim.
1991 D. Capel in Personality 2 Sept. 18Those were the dark old days of total onslaught, when die groot krokodil was just waiting to gaps you if you put a foot out of line — or into his Rubicon.
To bite (something or someone); to seize (something or someone) violently. Also figurative.
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