To snap off

To break suddenly
To bite off suddenly.

See also: Snap, Snap

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The tree was battered by severe gales last Firday night which caused the top to snap off and the lights to trip and fall.
July 24 - Use mole grips to snap off door handle of garage door.
But it hit the Iveco lorry, causing the wing mirror to snap off, go through the open window and hit the driver.
For years, my solution was to snap off the dull tip with pliers (my cheapskate reputation is legendary).
The Marine Rescue Unit was called to New Ferry on Monday afternoon at around 1pm after a fastflowing tide forced the yacht under the structures which protrude out into the Mersey and caused the yacht's mast to snap off.
It is thought the culprits scaled scaffolding on Cardiff Castle to snap off the 2ft-long hour hands in what officials are calling 'pure vandalism'.
And the exotic blue and yellow macaw was nursing his battle wounds last night after the thieves tried to snap off his long tail and wings.
The time has come to snap off the beaded cape that has concealed this plot to homosexualize America by uncovering these, the 12 TV Shows Designed to Make Us Gay:
Whenever a problem arises - the pitcher suddenly starts throwing low or high, inside or outside, failing to snap off the breaking pitch it is up to the coach to locate the cause and make the correction.
"I want it all, Lord/the heights and the depths," goes the flag of a quote from Theodore Roethke that is raised at the end of this book, and a veteran Sallemane has no choice but to snap off a weary, game salute.
The Marine Rescue Unit were called to New Ferry on Monday afternoon around 1pm after a fast flowing tide forced the yacht under the structures which protrude out into the Mersey and caused the yacht's mast to snap off.
The force of the collision caused her mirror to snap off and fly threw her side window.