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Definition of Snap


  1. To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).
  2. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
  3. 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.
  4. A snap shot with a firearm.
  5. A snapshot.
  6. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap.
  7. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.
  8. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
  9. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
  10. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
  11. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up.
  12. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip.
  13. To project with a snap.
  14. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
  15. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
  16. 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.
  17. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child.
  18. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
  19. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
  20. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
  21. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
  22. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
  23. A greedy fellow.
  24. 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.
  25. A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
  26. 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.
  27. A snap beetle.
  28. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  29. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.
  30. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.

Snap Quotations

Pretension is a poor joke that you play on yourself. Snap out of it. Recognise your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Real achievement is liking what you see in the mirror every morning.
Virat Kohli

I'm obsessed with broccoli, carrots, celery, string beans, snap peas, black kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage - I could go on! They used to call me 'rabbit' when I was a kid. I hate mushrooms, though. I apologize to fungi lovers, but this way, there's more for you!
Lisa Edelstein

Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East. They get to Israel and just snap.
Marc Maron

Wherever I go, I'm watching. Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.
Richard Scarry

My father wasn't perfect. He had a temper. I took some of that. He would snap, but the older he got, he started calming down. He learned about life, but the thing that he taught my whole family was that family was the most important thing and, no matter what, if a family member needs you, you go and help them out; you get there.
Adam Sandler
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Snap Translations

snap in German is knipse, ermitteln, schnappen, schnappen
snap in Italian is dipinto, accertare, accettazione
snap in Spanish is ingreso, chasquido
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