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snap

 (snăp)
v. snapped, snap·ping, snaps
v.intr.
1. To make a brisk sharp cracking sound: "Logs snapped in the grate" (James Fox).
2. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound.
3.
a. To give way abruptly under pressure or tension: With so many people crowding onto the platform, its supports snapped.
b. To suffer a physical or mental breakdown, especially while under stress: feared that the troops would snap from fatigue.
4. To bring the jaws briskly together, often with a clicking sound; bite.
5. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp: snap at a chance to go to China.
6. To speak abruptly or sharply: snapped at the child.
7. To move swiftly and smartly: snap to attention.
8. To flash or appear to flash light; sparkle: eyes that snapped with anger.
9. To open, close, or fit together with a click: The lock snapped shut. The jacket snaps in front.
v.tr.
1. To snatch at with the teeth or mouth; bite: The turtle snapped the lettuce from my hand.
2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
3. To utter abruptly or sharply: The sergeant snapped out a command.
4.
a. To cause to emit a snapping sound: snap a whip.
b. To close or latch with a snapping sound: snapped the purse shut.
5. To cause to move suddenly: "His head was snapped back by a sudden scream from the bed" (James Michener).
6.
a. To take (a photograph).
b. To photograph: snapped the winner on the podium.
7. Football To pass (the ball) from the ground back between the legs to begin a down; hike.
n.
1. A sudden sharp cracking sound or the action producing such a sound.
2. A sudden breaking.
3. A clasp, catch, or other fastening device that operates with a snapping sound.
4. A sudden attempt to bite, snatch, or grasp.
5.
a. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
b. The act of producing this sound.
6. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
7. A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie: a ginger snap.
8.
a. Capacity to make a snapping sound; elasticity: This waistband has lost its snap.
b. Informal Briskness, liveliness, or energy.
9. A brief spell of brisk, cold weather.
10. Something accomplished without effort. See Synonyms at breeze1.
11.
a. A snapshot.
b. The taking of a snapshot.
12. A snap bean.
13. Football The passing of the ball from the ground back through the legs to a back to initiate a play. Also called hike.
adj.
1. Made or done suddenly, with little or no preparation: a snap decision.
2. Fastening with a snap: snap pockets.
3. Informal Simple; easy: a snap assignment.
adv.
With a snap.
Phrasal Verbs:
snap back
To recover quickly.
snap to
To pay attention or begin complying abruptly.
snap up
To acquire quickly: snapped up the tickets.
Idiom:
snap out of it Informal
To move quickly back to one's normal condition from an undesirable condition, such as depression, grief, or self-pity.

[Probably from Middle English snappe, a quick bite, probably from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snappen, to seize, snap.]

SNAP

 (snăp)
abbr.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

snap up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to avail oneself of eagerly and quickly: she snapped up the bargains.
2. to interrupt abruptly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.snap up - get hold of or seize quickly and easily; "I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
hog - take greedily; take more than one's share
Translations
يَلْتَقِط، يَخْطُف بِسُرْعَه
skočit po
snuppe
stökkva á
skočiť po
sarılmaküstüne atlamak

w>snap up

vt sep (lit, fig)wegschnappen

snap

(snӕp) past tense, past participle snapped verb
1. (with at) to make a biting movement, to try to grasp with the teeth. The dog snapped at his ankles.
2. to break with a sudden sharp noise. He snapped the stick in half; The handle of the cup snapped off.
3. to (cause to) make a sudden sharp noise, in moving etc. The lid snapped shut.
4. to speak in a sharp especially angry way. `Mind your own business!' he snapped.
5. to take a photograph of. He snapped the children playing in the garden.
noun
1. (the noise of) an act of snapping. There was a loud snap as his pencil broke.
2. a photograph; a snapshot. He wanted to show us his holiday snaps.
3. a kind of simple card game. They were playing snap.
adjective
done, made etc quickly. a snap decision.
ˈsnappy adjective
1. irritable; inclined to snap. He is always rather snappy on a Monday morning.
2. quick; prompt. You'll have to be snappy if you're catching that bus!
3. smart. He's certainly a snappy dresser.
ˈsnappily adverb
ˈsnappiness noun
ˈsnapshot noun
a photograph taken quickly and without a lot of equipment. That's a good snapshot of the children playing in the garden.
snap one's fingers
to make a sharp noise by moving the thumb quickly across the top joint of the middle finger, as an informal gesture eg to attract someone's attention, mark the rhythm in music etc.
snap up
to grab eagerly. I saw this bargain in the shop and snapped it up straight away; The bargains were snapped up.
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