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1 snap /ˈsnæp/ verb
snaps; snapped; snapping
1 snap
/ˈsnæp/
verb
snaps; snapped; snapping
Learner's definition of SNAP
: to break quickly with a short, sharp sound
[no object]
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to move into a specified position with a short, sharp sound
[no object]
[+ object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to close (something) with a fastener and especially with a snap
[+ object] : to turn (something) on or off with a switch
: to make a short, sharp sound or to cause (something) to make a short, sharp sound
[no object]
[+ object]
: to use your thumb and fingers to make a short, sharp sound
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] informal : to take (a photograph)
: to photograph (someone or something)
: to speak using short, angry sentences or phrases
[no object]
usually + at
[+ object]
[no object] : to suddenly no longer be able to control your emotions because of a difficult situation, circumstance, etc.
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: to move with a quick, short movement or to cause (something) to move with a quick, short movement
[no object]
[+ object]
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[+ object] US, informal : to cause the end of (a series of wins, losses, successes, etc.)
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[+ object] American football : to pass (the ball) back to a teammate and especially to the quarterback by passing it between your legs at the start of a play
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[no object] : to try to bite someone or something suddenly and quickly usually + at

snap out of

[phrasal verb]
snap out of (something) or snap (someone) out of (something) informal
: to stop being in or to cause (someone) to stop being in (an unhappy condition or mood, a daydream, etc.)

snap to attention

◊ A soldier who snaps to attention moves quickly to a position of standing silently with the body stiff and straight, the feet together, and both arms at the sides. The phrase is also used figuratively.

snap to it

informal
: to start working harder or more quickly

snap up

[phrasal verb]
snap (something or someone) up or snap up (something or someone)
: to buy or take (something or someone) quickly or eagerly
2 snap /ˈsnæp/ noun
plural snaps
2 snap
/ˈsnæp/
noun
plural snaps
Learner's definition of SNAP
[count] : a sudden, short, sharp sound caused by something breaking or moving into a new position usually singular
[count] : the act of snapping your fingers or the sound made when you snap your fingers
[count] US : a device that fastens something by closing or locking with a short, sharp sound
especially : a set of two metal or plastic pieces that fit tightly together when you press them
called also (British) popper, (British) press stud
[count] : a thin, hard cookie see also gingersnap
[singular] US, informal : something that is very easy to do : cinch
[singular] US, informal : a small amount of time
[count] : a sudden brief period of a specified kind of weather
[count] : a quick, short movement
[count] chiefly British : snapshot
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[count] American football : the act of snapping the ball back to a teammate and especially to the quarterback at the start of a play
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[noncount] British : a card game in which players put down cards in a pile and try to be the first to say “snap” when two cards that are the same have been played
3 snap /ˈsnæp/ adjective
3 snap
/ˈsnæp/
adjective
Learner's definition of SNAP
always used before a noun
: done or made suddenly or without careful thought
4 snap /ˈsnæp/ interjection
4 snap
/ˈsnæp/
interjection
Learner's definition of SNAP
British
used to express surprise when two things are alike
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