snap [snap]
snapped, snapping [< MDu or MLowG snappen, akin to Ger schnappen < Gmc base * snab-]
1. to bring the jaws together sharply; bite suddenly: often with at [a fish snaps at bait]
2. to snatch or grasp quickly or eagerly: with at [to snap at a chance]
3. to speak sharply, abruptly, or irritably: often with at
4. to break, part, or be released suddenly, esp. with a sharp, cracking sound
5. to give way suddenly under strain, as nerves, resistance, etc.
6. to make a sudden, sharp cracking or clicking sound, as a whip
a) to close, fasten, go into place, etc. with a snapping sound [the lock snapped shut]
b) to become closed or fastened by means of a SNAP (n. 6)
8. to move or act suddenly and smartly [to snap to attention]
9. to appear to flash or sparkle, as in anger: said of the eyes
1. to grasp or get suddenly with or as with a bite; snatch: often with up
2. to break or sever suddenly or with a snapping sound
3. to speak or utter sharply or harshly, as in anger: often with out
4. to cause to make a snapping sound [to snap one's fingers]
5. to close, fasten, put into place, etc. with a snapping sound [to snap a lid shut]
6. to strike sharply by releasing one end of something held under tension [to snap someone with a rubber band]
7. to cause to move suddenly and smartly [snap the ball to first base ]
8. to take a snapshot of
9. Football to put (the ball) into play by passing or handing it back between the legs to a member of the offensive backfield: said of the center
[MDu snap]
1. a sudden bite, grasp, snatch, catch, etc.
2. a sudden breaking or parting
3. a sudden, sharp cracking or clicking sound [the snap of a whip]
4. a short, angry utterance or manner of speaking
5. a brief period or spell of cold weather
6. any clasp or fastening that closes with a click or snap
7. a hard, thin cookie [gingersnaps ]
8. short for SNAPSHOT
9. Informal alertness, vigor, or energy
10. Slang an easy task, job, problem, etc.
11. Slang a person who is easy to influence, persuade, control, etc.; tractable person
12. Football the act of snapping the ball
1. made or done quickly or on the spur of the moment without deliberation; impulsive [a snap decision]
2. that fastens with a snap
3. Slang simple; easy [a snap assignment]
with, or as with, a snap
not a snap
not a bit; not at all
snap back
to recover quickly from an illness, disappointment, etc.
snap one's fingers at
to show lack of concern for; be careless of or indifferent toward
☆ snap out of it
to change suddenly from a bad condition to a better one; recover quickly or regain one's senses
snap someone's head off
to speak sharply or harshly to someone

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