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Definitions of snap

  1. To break short; to part asunder suddenly; to try to bite; to catch. To snap off, to bite off suddenly. To snap one up, to treat with sharp words. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To break off short; crack; seize suddenly and unexpectedly, as with the teeth; to speak to sharply and angrily: followed by up; cause to make a sudden, sharp sound; as, to snap the fingers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To break short or at once: to bite, or catch at suddenly: to crack. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To break short; bite or catch at suddenly; let fly, as the lock of a gun; crack. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To strike, press, shut, etc. with a snap; break suddenly with a cracking noise; seize suddenly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To break off short; to snatch at something suddenly, especially with the teeth; to produce a sharp, sudden sound; speak crossly or angrily; miss fire: said of a gun; to flash; to crackle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To break short: to try to bite:-pr.p. snapping; pa.t. and pa.p. snapped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To break short; try to bite; crack. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. record on photographic film"I photographed the scene of the accident" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. as of tightly stretched ropes or fingers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. break suddenly and abruptly; as of something under tension; "The rope snapped" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; `"No!," she snapped'; "The guard snarled at us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. put in play with a snap, of a football Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To emit a sharp, cracking sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To part with a snap. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To break short or at once; to strike with a sharp sound; to catch at suddenly with the teeth; to crack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To catch at or seize suddenly, as with the teeth; to break short or at once; to try to seize; to break without bending. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Snapping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. (football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where work is light, a bargain, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A snap shot with a firearm. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A snapshot. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Act of seizing or breaking suddenly; the sudden breaking of something stiff or tightly stretched; a sudden, sharp sound; at, the snap of a whip; a spring lock or catch; a suddent short period of severe weather; as a cold snap; colloquially, energy or vim; a kind of small, thin, crisp cake. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Act of snapping, or the noise made by it: a small catch or lock. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Act or noise of snapping. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. A sharp, quick sound; sudden breaking; sharp, sudden closing, as of a gun lock; any fastening, or the like, that closes with a click. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A sudden snatch as with the teeth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A brief spell, as of cold weather. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance; a sudden eager bite, or effort to bite; a crack, as of a whip; a catch or small fastening; a sudden turn of cold weather; a small gingerbread cake. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A sudden eager bite; a breaking short without bending; a sharp noise, as from the sudden breaking of a body; a catch or small lock; a small, circular, thin, and crisp cake of gingerbread. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave his fingers a snap" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. a sudden breaking Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. put in play with a snap; "snap a football" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle. Newage Dictionary DB
  58. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up. Newage Dictionary DB
  61. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip. Newage Dictionary DB
  62. To project with a snap. Newage Dictionary DB
  63. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. Newage Dictionary DB
  64. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps. Newage Dictionary DB
  65. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait. Newage Dictionary DB
  66. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child. Newage Dictionary DB
  67. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped. Newage Dictionary DB
  68. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance. Newage Dictionary DB
  69. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth. Newage Dictionary DB
  70. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger. Newage Dictionary DB
  71. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun. Newage Dictionary DB
  72. A greedy fellow. Newage Dictionary DB
  73. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap. Newage Dictionary DB
  74. A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap. Newage Dictionary DB
  75. A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  76. A snap beetle. Newage Dictionary DB
  77. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  78. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision. Newage Dictionary DB
  79. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. Newage Dictionary DB
  80. Colloquially, receiving or requiring little thought; as, a snap judgment; a snap course of study. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  81. Snapped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for snap

  1. " Snap goes our third thread, and we end where we began," said he. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  2. Only," she added, " Willie is likely to snap my head off for buttin' into his business. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
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