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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
References in classic literature ?
I say no man need tell me that snapping is as good as firing when I pull the trigger.”
Now, in duels, where both parties shoot, it is generally the rule that a snap is a fire; and if such is the rule where the party has a right to fire back again, it seems to me unreasonable to say that a man may stand snapping at a defenceless turkey all day.
"Ginger has a bad habit of biting and snapping; that is why they call her Ginger, and when she was in the loose box she used to snap very much.
The surprise and hurt of it brought a yelp out of White Fang; but the next moment, in a rush of anger, he was upon Lip-lip and snapping viciously.
THE stickleback floundered about the boat, pricking and snapping until he was quite out of breath.
Her embarrassment took stronger and stronger hold upon her; she got to snapping the lid of her smelling-bottle--it made a loud, sharp sound, but in her trouble she snapped and snapped away, unconscious of what she was doing.
Fancy Wendy snapping! But she had been much tried, and she little knew what was to happen before the night was out.
Without rest or pause--while those frumious jaws Went savagely snapping around- He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped, Till fainting he fell to the ground.
The snapping of a twig aroused Brady out of a dead sleep, and as he opened his eyes, he saw that it was broad daylight and that at twenty paces from him stood a huge lion.
Snapstreaks are a fun way to know how long users have been snapping with their friends.
"What's more millions would be saved in police time, insurance payments and, most importantly, the emotional cost inflicted on victims of burglary." Avocet Hardware manufactures the ABS snap secure lock, which features a patented system that ensures the central cam locks in place if it is subjected to a snapping attack.
Snapping into your primary survival gear carrier (PSGC), NSN 8415-01-513-8143, is hard to do when you can't find replacement snaps for the pockets.