Definitions for SNAPsnæp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
snapsnæp(v.; n.; adj.; adv.)snapped, snap•ping
(v.i.)to make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip.
to click, as a mechanism or the jaws coming together.
to move, strike, shut, catch, etc., with a sharp sound, as a door or lid.
to break suddenly, esp. with a sharp, cracking sound.
to give way suddenly, as from strain.
to act or move with quick or abrupt motions of the body:
to snap to attention.
to take snapshots.
to make a quick or sudden bite or grab (often fol. by at).
to speak quickly and sharply (often fol. by at).
to sparkle or flash, as the eyes.
(v.t.)to seize or obtain with or as if with a quick bite or grab (often fol. by up):
The bargains were snapped up.
to secure, judge, vote, etc., hastily:
They snapped the bill through Congress.
to cause to make a sudden, sharp sound:
to snap one's fingers.
to strike, shut, open, operate, etc., with a sharp sound or movement:
to snap a lid down.
to say or utter in a quick, sharp manner (often fol. by out):
to snap out a complaint.
to break suddenly, esp. with a cracking sound.
to take a snapshot of.
Building Trades. to transfer (a line) to a surface by means of a chalk line.
Category: Building Trades
Football. to put (the ball) into play by handing or tossing it from the line of scrimmage to the quarterback or another member of the offensive backfield.
Hunting. to fire (a shot) quickly.
snap out of, to recover from.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)a quick, sudden action or movement, as the breaking of a twig.
a short, sharp sound, as that caused by breaking a twig.
a fastener in two pieces having a projection on one piece that snaps into a hole in the other, used esp. for holding parts of a garment together.
Informal. briskness, vigor, or energy.
a quick, sharp speech or manner of speaking.
a quick or sudden bite or grab.
something obtained by or as if by biting or grabbing.
a brittle cookie.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Informal. an easy task, duty, etc.
Football. an act or instance of snapping the ball.
Category: Botany, Plants
Ref: snap bean.
(adj.)fastening or closing with a click or snap:
a snap lock.
made, done, taken, etc., suddenly or offhand:
a snap judgment.
easy or simple:
a snap course.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(adv.)in a brisk, sudden manner.
Idioms for snap:
snap one's fingers at,to exhibit disdain for.
Origin of snap:
1485–95; < D or LG snappen to bite, seize
catch, grab, snatch, snap(noun)
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"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
a spell of cold weather
"a cold snap in the middle of May"
snap bean, snap(noun)
tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
gingersnap, ginger snap, snap, ginger nut(noun)
a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
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"
crack, cracking, snap(noun)
a sudden sharp noise
"the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
a sudden breaking
the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
"the waistband had lost its snap"
snapshot, snap, shot(noun)
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"
snap, snap fastener, press stud(noun)
a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound
"children can manage snaps better than buttons"
cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake(noun)
any undertaking that is easy to do
"marketing this product will be no picnic"
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"
(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
"the quarterback fumbled the snap"
utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)
separate or cause to separate abruptly
"The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
"The pipe snapped"
move or strike with a noise
"he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"
close with a snapping motion
"The lock snapped shut"
make a sharp sound
"his fingers snapped"
move with a snapping sound
"bullets snapped past us"
snatch, snatch up, snap(verb)
to grasp hastily or eagerly
"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
put in play with a snap
"snap a football"
snap, click, flick(verb)
cause to make a snapping sound
"snap your fingers"
break down, lose it, snap(verb)
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"
bring the jaws together
"he snapped indignantly"
photograph, snap, shoot(verb)
record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to break with a loud, quick, dry sound
I snapped the pencil in half.; The branch snapped, and she fell to the ground.
to move with a loud, quick noise into a particular position
He snapped open the lid.; The window snapped shut.
to suddenly speak to sb in an angry, impatient way
"Leave me alone," she snapped.; Why are you snapping at everyone?
to suddenly lose control of your emotions
She finally snapped and started sobbing.
(of an animal) to try to bite
a little dog that was barking and snapping
to make a loud noise by moving your middle finger and thumb against each other
She snaps her fingers and the dog lies down.
to stop yourself from being unhappy or upset
You have to snap out of it - you can't sit around all day.
a short period of cold weather
frost damage to plants during the cold snap
done very quickly
a snap decision
A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound.
A sudden break.
An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab.
The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and a opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm.
A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used.
A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot)
The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
A thin circular cookie or similar good:
a ginger snap
A brief, sudden period of a certain weather;
To fracture or break apart suddenly.
To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack.
To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite.
To attempt to seize with eagerness.
To speak abruptly or sharply.
He snapped at me for the slightest mistake.
To give way abruptly and loudly.
To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension.
She should take a break before she snaps.
To flash or appear to flash as with light.
To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound.
A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period.
A snap bean such as Phaseolus vulgaris.
The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike.
A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment.
A small meal, a snack.
A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards.
To jump to a fixed position relative to another element.
The floating toolbar will snap to the edge of the screen when dragged towards it.
To snatch with or as if with the teeth.
To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose.
To say abruptly or sharply.
To cause something to emit a snapping sound, such as a fastener.
To close something using a snap as a fastener.
To snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. Alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb, thereby creating the same sound.
To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound).
He snapped a picture of me with my mouth open and my eyes closed.
To pass the ball from the center to a back; to hike the ball.
He can snap the ball to a back twenty yards behind him.
The winning cry at a game of snap.
By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar
Snap! We've both got pink buckets and spades.
Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap).
Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously.
"I just ran over your phone with my car." "Oh, snap!"
Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time.
"Wasn't that John?" "Wasn't that John?" "Snap!"
to break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle
to strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound
to bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth
to break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up
to crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip
to project with a snap
to break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps
to give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps
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
to utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child
to miss fire; as, the gun snapped
a sudden breaking or rupture of any substance
a sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth
a sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger
a sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun
a greedy fellow
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
a sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap
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
a snap beetle
a thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural
briskness; vigor; energy; decision
any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained
A snap is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
To replace a pointer to a pointer with a direct pointer; to replace an old address with the forwarding address found there. If you telephone the main number for an institution and ask for a particular person by name, the operator may tell you that person's extension before connecting you, in the hopes that you will snap your pointer and dial direct next time. The underlying metaphor may be that of a rubber band stretched through a number of intermediate points; if you remove all the thumbtacks in the middle, it snaps into a straight line from first to last. See chase pointers.Often, the behavior of a trampoline is to perform an error check once and then snap the pointer that invoked it so as henceforth to bypass the trampoline (and its one-shot error check). In this context one also speaks of snapping links. For example, in a LISP implementation, a function interface trampoline might check to make sure that the caller is passing the correct number of arguments; if it is, and if the caller and the callee are both compiled, then snapping the link allows that particular path to use a direct procedure-call instruction with no further overhead.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A brisk, energetic quality that enables a man with ginger to take the cake.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'SNAP' in Verbs Frequency: #593
Translations for SNAP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(the noise of) an act of snapping
There was a loud snap as his pencil broke.
- قَصْم، كَسْرArabic
- estalidoPortuguese (BR)
- der KnacksGerman
- ξερός κρότος, κρακGreek
- ruido secoSpanish
- صداي شكستگيFarsi
- bruit secFrench
- टूटने की आवाजHindi
- bunyi kerasIndonesian
- colpo, schioccoItalian
- 부러짐, 부러지는 소리Korean
- krakšķis; plīkšķis; cirtiensLatvian
- bunyi derakMalay
- smell, knekk, smekkNorwegian
- صداي شكستگيPersian
- خرپ، خوپهار، كپ، خوله اچونه: بړچ: ديخ څپه (چې لنډه وي)، سړه سېلۍPashto
- zgomot secRomanian
- треск; щелчокRussian
- knäpp, knäck, smällSwedish
- kırılma sesiTurkish
- 喀嚓聲Chinese (Trad.)
- клацання; брязканняUkrainian
- چٹخنے کی آوازUrdu
- sự cắn, sự đớpVietnamese
- 喀嚓声Chinese (Simp.)
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