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    snap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word snap

    Definition
    (noun) the act of catching an object with the hands
    Synonyms : catch , grab , snatch
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a spell of cold weather
    Example Sentence
    • a cold snap in the middle of May
    Definition
    (noun) tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
    Synonyms : snap bean
    Definition
    (noun) a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger Definition
    (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 Sentence
    • servants appeared at the snap of his fingers
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden sharp noise
    Synonyms : crack , cracking
    Example Sentence
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden breaking Definition
    (noun) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
    Synonyms : elasticity
    Example Sentence
    • the waistband had lost its snap
    Definition
    (noun) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    Synonyms : shot , snapshot
    Example Sentence
    • my snapshots haven't been developed yet
    • he tried to get unposed shots of his friends
    Definition
    (noun) a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound
    Synonyms : press stud , snap fastener
    Example Sentence
    • children can manage snaps better than buttons
    Definition
    (noun) any undertaking that is easy to do
    Example Sentence
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
    Definition
    (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 Sentence
    • he gave his fingers a snap
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
    Synonyms : centering
    Example Sentence
    • the quarterback fumbled the snap
    Definition
    (verb) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    Synonyms : snarl
    Example Sentence
    • The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
    • The guard snarled at us
    Definition
    (verb) separate or cause to separate abruptly
    Synonyms : bust , rupture , tear
    Example Sentence
    • The rope snapped
    • tear the paper
    Definition
    (verb) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
    Synonyms : crack
    Example Sentence
    • The pipe snapped
    Definition
    (verb) move or strike with a noise
    Synonyms : click
    Example Sentence
    • he clicked on the light
    • his arm was snapped forward
    Definition
    (verb) close with a snapping motion
    Example Sentence
    • The lock snapped shut
    Definition
    (verb) make a sharp sound
    Synonyms : crack
    Example Sentence
    • his fingers snapped
    Definition
    (verb) move with a snapping sound
    Example Sentence
    • bullets snapped past us
    Definition
    (verb) to grasp hastily or eagerly
    Synonyms : snatch , snatch up
    Example Sentence
    • Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone
    Definition
    (verb) put in play with a snap
    Example Sentence
    • snap a football
    Definition
    (verb) cause to make a snapping sound
    Synonyms : click , flick
    Example Sentence
    • snap your fingers
    Definition
    (verb) lose control of one's emotions
    Synonyms : break down , lose it
    Example Sentence
    • When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely
    • When her baby died, she snapped
    Definition
    (verb) bring the jaws together
    Example Sentence
    • he snapped indignantly
    Definition
    (verb) record on photographic film
    Synonyms : photograph , shoot
    Example Sentence
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President
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