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snap

noun

1 snap

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

synonyms: catch, grab, snatch.

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

Roget 106: time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Dutch: graai, greep



2 snap

A spell of cold weather.

3 snap

Tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections.

synonym: snap bean.

4 snap

A crisp round cookie flavored with ginger.

synonyms: ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap.

Dutch: gemberkoekje, kletskop

5 snap

The noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand.

6 snap

A sudden sharp noise:
— He can hear the snap of a twig.

synonyms: crack, cracking.

7 snap

A sudden breaking.

8 snap

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

synonym: elasticity.

Dutch: elasticiteit, rek, spankracht, veerkracht
Polish: dochodowa elastyczność popytu

9 snap

An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera:
— My snapshots haven't been developed yet.

synonyms: shot, snapshot.

Dutch: momentopname

10 snap

A fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound:
— Children can manage snaps better than buttons.

synonyms: press stud, snap fastener.

Dutch: drukknoop
Polish: zatrzask, zatrzaska

11 snap

Any undertaking that is easy to do.

synonyms: breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, walkover.

Dutch: kinderspel, makkie, peuleschil
Polish: formalność, pryszcz, łatwizna

12 snap

The act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand.

13 snap

American football Putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back:
— The quarterback fumbled the snap.

synonym: centering.

verb

1 snap

Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone:
— The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer.

synonym: snarl.

Roget 298: eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, ... show more

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

Roget 895: be rude etc. adj.; insult etc. 929; treat with discourtesy; take a name in vain; make bold with, make free with; take a liberty; stare out of countenance, ogle, point at, ... show more

2 snap

Separate or cause to separate abruptly:
— The rope snapped.

synonyms: bust, rupture, tear.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Dutch: doorscheuren, scheuren

3 snap

Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension:
— The pipe snapped.

synonym: crack.

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

4 snap

Move or strike with a noise:
— His arm was snapped forward.

synonym: click.

5 snap

Close with a snapping motion.

6 snap

Make a sharp sound:
— His fingers snapped.

synonym: crack.

Dutch: knappen

7 snap

Move with a snapping sound.

8 snap

To grasp hastily or eagerly.

synonyms: snatch, snatch up.

Dutch: graaien

9 snap

Put in play with a snap.

10 snap

Cause to make a snapping sound:
— Snap your fingers.

synonyms: click, flick.

11 snap

Lose control of one's emotions:
— When her baby died, she snapped.

synonyms: break down, lose it.

Dutch: afknappen

12 snap

Bring the jaws together.

13 snap

Record on photographic film:
— She snapped a picture of the President.

synonyms: photograph, shoot.

Dutch: flitsen, fotograferen, kieken, trekken


adjective

Roget 612: extemporaneous, impulsive, indeliberate; snap; improvised, improvisate, improvisatory; unpremeditated, unmeditated; improvise; unprompted, unguided; natural, unguarded; ... show more

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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