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snap

  snap
Noun
  • (n) catch , grab , snatch , snap (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"
  • (n) snap (a spell of cold weather) "a cold snap in the middle of May"
  • (n) snap bean , snap (tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections)
  • (n) gingersnap , ginger snap , snap, ginger nut (a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger)
  • (n) snap (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"
  • (n) crack , cracking , snap (a sudden sharp noise) "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
  • (n) snap (a sudden breaking)
  • (n) elasticity , snap (the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed) "the waistband had lost its snap"
  • (n) snapshot , snap, shot (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"
  • (n) snap, snap fastener , press stud (a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound) "children can manage snaps better than buttons"
  • (n) cinch , breeze , picnic , snap, duck soup , child's play , pushover , walkover , piece of cake (any undertaking that is easy to do) "marketing this product will be no picnic"
  • (n) snap (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"
  • (n) centering , snap ((American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back) "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
Verb
  • (v) snap, snarl (utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone) "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
  • (v) tear , rupture , snap, bust (separate or cause to separate abruptly) "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  • (v) snap, crack (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension) "The rope snapped"
  • (v) snap, click (move or strike with a noise) "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"
  • (v) snap (snap close with a sound) "The lock snapped shut"
  • (v) snap, crack (make a sharp sound) "his fingers snapped"
  • (v) snap (move with a snapping sound) "bullets snapped past us"
  • (v) snatch , snatch up , snap (to grasp hastily or eagerly) "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
  • (v) snap (put in play with a snap) "snap a football"
  • (v) snap, click , flick (cause to make a snapping sound) "snap your fingers"
  • (v) break down , lose it , snap (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"
  • (v) photograph , snap, shoot (record on photographic film) "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
 
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