- snap [snap]vi.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 at4. to break, part, or be released suddenly, esp. with a sharp, cracking sound5. to give way suddenly under strain, as nerves, resistance, etc.6. to make a sudden, sharp cracking or clicking sound, as a whip7.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 eyesvt.1. to grasp or get suddenly with or as with a bite; snatch: often with up2. to break or sever suddenly or with a snapping sound3. to speak or utter sharply or harshly, as in anger: often with out4. 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 centern.[MDu snap]1. a sudden bite, grasp, snatch, catch, etc.2. a sudden breaking or parting3. a sudden, sharp cracking or clicking sound [the snap of a whip]4. a short, angry utterance or manner of speaking5. a brief period or spell of cold weather6. any clasp or fastening that closes with a click or snap7. 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 balladj.☆ 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]adv.with, or as with, a snap——————not a snapnot a bit; not at all——————snap backto recover quickly from an illness, disappointment, etc.——————snap one's fingers atto show lack of concern for; be careless of or indifferent toward——————☆ snap out of itto change suddenly from a bad condition to a better one; recover quickly or regain one's senses——————snap someone's head offto speak sharply or harshly to someone
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.