Definitions of snap:
  • noun:   the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand
    Example: "He gave his fingers a snap"
  • noun:   a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound
    Example: "Children can manage snaps better than buttons"
  • noun:   a sudden breaking
  • noun:   the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand
    Example: "Servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"
  • noun:   a spell of cold weather
    Example: "A cold snap in the middle of May"
  • noun:   (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
    Example: "The quarterback fumbled the snap"
  • noun:   an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    Example: "My snapshots haven't been developed yet"
  • noun:   the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
    Example: "The waistband had lost its snap"
  • noun:   tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
  • noun:   a sudden sharp noise
    Example: "He can hear the snap of a twig"
  • noun:   a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
  • noun:   the act of catching an object with the hands
    Example: "The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
  • noun:   any undertaking that is easy to do
  • verb:   move with a snapping sound
    Example: "Bullets snapped past us"
  • verb:   make a sharp sound
    Example: "His fingers snapped"
  • verb:   break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
    Example: "The rope snapped"
  • verb:   snap close with a sound
    Example: "The lock snapped shut"
  • verb:   utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    Example: "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"
  • verb:   cause to make a snapping sound
    Example: "Snap your fingers"
  • verb:   put in play with a snap
    Example: "Snap a football"
  • verb:   move or strike with a noise
    Example: "His arm was snapped forward"
  • verb:   record on photographic film
    Example: "She snapped a picture of the President"
  • verb:   to grasp hastily or eagerly
  • verb:   separate or cause to separate abruptly
    Example: "The rope snapped"
  • verb:   lose control of one's emotions
    Example: "When her baby died, she snapped"

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