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Snap meaning

snap - 46 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( American football) putting the ball in play by passing it ( between the legs) to a back; " the quarterback fumbled the snap"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; " children can manage snaps better than buttons"
  4. 4. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; " the waistband had lost its snap"
  5. 5. a sudden breaking
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
  8. 8. a spell of cold weather; " a cold snap in the middle of May"
  9. 9. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; " The rope snapped"
  10. 10. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; " The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; " The guard snarled at us"
  11. 11. record on photographic film; " I photographed the scene of the accident"; " She snapped a picture of the President"
  12. 12. cause to make a snapping sound; " snap your fingers"
  13. 13. put in play with a snap; " snap a football"
  14. 14. 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"
  15. 15. move or strike with a noise; " he clicked on the light"; " his arm was snapped forward"
  16. 16. make a sharp sound; " his fingers snapped"
  17. 17. To catch out sharply ( a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).
  18. 18. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. A snap shot with a firearm.
  21. 21. A snapshot.
  22. 22. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap.
  23. 23. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.
  24. 24. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
  25. 25. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
  26. 26. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
  27. 27. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up.
  28. 28. To project with a snap.
  29. 29. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child.
  32. 32. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
  33. 33. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
  34. 34. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
  35. 35. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
  36. 36. A greedy fellow.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
  39. 39. 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.
  40. 40. A snap beetle.
  41. 41. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  42. 42. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.
  43. 43. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.
  44. 44. Act or noise of snapping.
  45. 45. To break short; bite or catch at suddenly; let fly, as the lock of a gun; crack.
  46. 46. To break short; try to bite; crack.

snap - examples of usage

  1. Losing patience, he gave a sharp snap at that portion of the labourer's body near which his head hung. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " Lead on, mister," said he; " but we shall have to snap our eyelids and raise fire in that way, for durned if I, for one, can see in the dark." - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. He's especially fond of seamen's legs, and if any of you were to go overboard, he'd snap you up in a minute." - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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