Definition of Snap

1. Noun. The act of catching an object with the hands. "The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

Exact synonyms: Catch, Grab, Snatch
Generic synonyms: Touch, Touching
Specialized synonyms: Fair Catch, Interception, Reception, Rebound, Shoestring Catch, Interlock, Interlocking, Mesh, Meshing
Derivative terms: Catch, Grab, Grab, Grab, Grab, Snatch, Snatch

2. Verb. Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone. "They snap that there was a traffic accident "; "The guard snarled at us"
Exact synonyms: Snarl
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Snarl, Snarl

3. Noun. A spell of cold weather. "A cold snap in the middle of May"
Generic synonyms: Patch, Piece, Spell, While
Derivative terms: Snappy

4. Verb. Separate or cause to separate abruptly. "They snap the sheets"; "Tear the paper"
Exact synonyms: Bust, Rupture, Tear
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Lacerate, Pull, Rend, Rip, Rive, Rip Up, Shred, Tear Up
Derivative terms: Rupture, Rupture, Tear, Tear
Also: Tear Apart, Tear Down, Tear Up

5. Noun. Tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections.
Exact synonyms: Snap Bean
Generic synonyms: Green Bean

6. Verb. Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension. "The pipe snapped"
Exact synonyms: Crack
Generic synonyms: Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Separate, Split Up

7. Noun. A crisp round cookie flavored with ginger.
Exact synonyms: Ginger Nut, Ginger Snap, Gingersnap
Generic synonyms: Biscuit, Cookie, Cooky
Specialized synonyms: Brandysnap

8. Verb. Move or strike with a noise. "His arm was snapped forward"
Exact synonyms: Click
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Click, Click

9. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Noise

10. Verb. Close with a snapping motion. "The lock snapped shut"
Generic synonyms: Close, Shut

11. Noun. A sudden sharp noise. "He can hear the snap of a twig"
Exact synonyms: Crack, Cracking
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Crack

12. Verb. Make a sharp sound. "His fingers snapped"
Exact synonyms: Crack
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Cracker

13. Noun. A sudden breaking.
Generic synonyms: Break

14. Verb. Move with a snapping sound. "Bullets snapped past us"
Generic synonyms: Move

15. Noun. The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. "The waistband had lost its snap"

16. Verb. To grasp hastily or eagerly. "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
Exact synonyms: Snatch, Snatch Up
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Specialized synonyms: Swoop, Swoop Up
Also: Snap Up
Derivative terms: Snatch, Snatcher

17. Noun. An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera. "He tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
Exact synonyms: Shot, Snapshot
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture

18. Verb. Put in play with a snap. "Snap a football"
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Snapper

19. Noun. A fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound. "Children can manage snaps better than buttons"
Exact synonyms: Press Stud, Snap Fastener
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast

20. Verb. Cause to make a snapping sound. "Snap your fingers"
Exact synonyms: Click, Flick
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Snapper

21. Noun. Any undertaking that is easy to do. "Marketing this product will be no picnic"
Exact synonyms: Breeze, Child's Play, Cinch, Duck Soup, Picnic, Piece Of Cake, Pushover, Walkover
Specialized synonyms: Doddle
Generic synonyms: Labor, Project, Task, Undertaking
Derivative terms: Breeze, Cinch, Walk Over

22. Verb. Lose control of one's emotions. "Sam and Sue snap"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
Exact synonyms: Break Down, Lose It
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Specialized synonyms: Dissolve, Die, Fall Apart, Go To Pieces
Derivative terms: Breakdown

23. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Snappy

24. Verb. Bring the jaws together. "He snapped indignantly"
Generic synonyms: Bite, Seize With Teeth

25. Noun. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back. "The quarterback fumbled the snap"
Exact synonyms: Centering
Generic synonyms: Flip, Pass, Toss
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game

26. Verb. Record on photographic film. "She snapped a picture of the President"
Exact synonyms: Photograph, Shoot
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Film, Shoot, Take
Specialized synonyms: Retake, X-ray
Derivative terms: Photograph, Photographer

Definition of Snap

1. v. t. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.

2. v. i. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.

3. n. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.

4. v. t. To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).

5. v. i. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.

6. n. Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where work is light, a bargain, etc.

7. a. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.

Definition of Snap

1. Noun. (computing) (w Subnetwork Access Protocol) ¹

2. Noun. (computing) (w Scalable Network Application Package) ¹

3. Noun. (computing) (w Symbolic Network Analysis Program) ¹

4. Noun. A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound. ¹

5. Noun. A sudden break. ¹

6. Noun. An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab. ¹

7. Noun. The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and a opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. ¹

8. Noun. A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used. ¹

9. Noun. A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot) ¹

10. Noun. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension. ¹

11. Noun. A thin circular cookie or similar good: ¹

12. Noun. A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; (non-gloss definition used primarily in the phrase cold snap.) ¹

13. Noun. A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period. ¹

14. Noun. A snap bean such as ''Phaseolus vulgaris''. ¹

15. Noun. (American football) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike. ¹

16. Noun. (context: somewhat colloquial) A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment. ¹

17. Noun. (regional) A small meal, a snack. ¹

18. Noun. A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards. ¹

19. Noun. (UK dialect Midlands) lunch ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To fracture or break apart suddenly. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack. ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply. ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly. ¹

26. Verb. (intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension. ¹

27. Verb. (intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light. ¹

28. Verb. (intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound. ¹

29. Verb. (intransitive computing graphical user interface) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element. ¹

30. Verb. (transitive) To snatch with or as if with the teeth. ¹

31. Verb. (transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose. ¹

32. Verb. (transitive) To say abruptly or sharply. ¹

33. Verb. (transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound, such as a fastener. ¹

34. Verb. (transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener. ¹

35. Verb. (transitive) A video of a person snapping their fingers.Alternative snapping techniqueTo snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. Alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb, thereby creating the same sound. ¹

36. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly. ¹

37. Verb. (transitive) To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound). ¹

38. Verb. (transitive) (American football) To pass the ball from the center to a back; to hike the ball. ¹

39. Interjection. The winning cry at a game of snap. ¹

40. Interjection. (British) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar ¹

41. Interjection. (British) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap). ¹

42. Interjection. Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously. ¹

43. Interjection. (British Australia NZ) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time. ¹

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Definition of Snap

1. to make a sharp cracking sound [v SNAPPED, SNAPPING, SNAPS]

Medical Definition of Snap

1. 1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. "But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it." (Burke) 2. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps. 3. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait. 4. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; often with at; as, to snap at a child. 5. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped. 1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance. 2. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth. 3. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger. 4. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun. 5. A greedy fellow. 6. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap. "He's a nimble fellow, And alike skilled in every liberal science, As having certain snaps of all." (B. Jonson) 7. A sudden severe interval or spell; applied to the weather; as, a cold snap. 8. A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc. 9. A snap beetle. 10. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; used chiefly in the plural. 11. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision. 12. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. Snap back, a flask for small work, having its sides separable and held together by latches, so that the flask may be removed from around the sand mold. Snap judgment, a judgment formed on the instant without deliberation. Snap lock, a lock shutting with a catch or snap. Snap riveting, riveting in which the rivets have snapheads formed by a die or swaging tool. Snap shot, a quick offhand shot, without deliberately taking aim. Origin: Cf. D. Snap a snatching. See Snap. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snap

snap at
snap bean
snap cap
snap fastener
snap finger
snap in
snap inhale
snap inhales
snap it up
snap judgment
snap line
snap of a finger

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