The act of catching an object with the hands:
— The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion.
Dutch: graai, greep
A spell of cold weather.
Tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections.
synonym: snap bean.
A crisp round cookie flavored with ginger.
Dutch: gemberkoekje, kletskop
The noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand.
A sudden breaking.
The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed:
— The waistband had lost its snap.
Dutch: elasticiteit, rek, spankracht, veerkracht
Polish: dochodowa elastyczność popytu
An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera:
— My snapshots haven't been developed yet.
A fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound:
— Children can manage snaps better than buttons.
Polish: zatrzask, zatrzaska
Any undertaking that is easy to do.
Dutch: kinderspel, makkie, peuleschil
Polish: formalność, pryszcz, łatwizna
The act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand.
American football Putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back:
— The quarterback fumbled the snap.
Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone:
— The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer.
Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough. ... show more
Separate or cause to separate abruptly:
— The rope snapped.
Dutch: doorscheuren, scheuren
Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension:
— The pipe snapped.
Move or strike with a noise:
— His arm was snapped forward.
Close with a snapping motion.
Make a sharp sound:
— His fingers snapped.
Move with a snapping sound.
Put in play with a snap.
Lose control of one's emotions:
— When her baby died, she snapped.
Bring the jaws together.
Record on photographic film:
— She snapped a picture of the President.
Dutch: flitsen, fotograferen, kieken, trekken
Moby thesaurus: Photostat, Telephoto, Wirephoto, X-ray, Xerox, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, abrupt, ad-lib, adaptability, aerial photograph, aggressiveness, alertness, animation, articulate, attack, automatic ... show more.
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