Definitions for: Snap


[n] (football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
[n] the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
[n] any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
[v] record on photographic film"I photographed the scene of the accident"
[v] break suddenly and abruptly; as of something under tension; "The rope snapped"
[v] snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"
[v] utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; `"No!," she snapped'; "The guard snarled at us"
[v] cause to make a snapping sound; of fingers
[v] put in play with a snap, of a football
[v] to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
[v] separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
[v] move or strike with a click; "then the brightness as he clicked on the light."
[v] move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
[v] as of tightly stretched ropes or fingers



Webster (1913) Definition: Snap, v. t. (Cricket)
To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled
ball).


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


Snap, n.
1. 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. [Slang, Chiefly U. S.]

2. A snap shot with a firearm.

3. (Photog.) A snapshot.

4. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap. [Colloq.]


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


Snap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Snapping.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap up, to snatch; akin
to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel
beak, bill. Cf. Neb, Snaffle, n.]
1. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are
brittle.

Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks. --Prior.

2. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.

3. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.

He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has
been snapped by it at last. --South.

4. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat
snappishly; -- usually with up. --Granville.

5. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to
snap a whip.

MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly. --Sir W.
Scott.

6. To project with a snap.

To snap back (Football), to roll the ball back with the
foot; -- done only by the center rush, who thus delivers
the ball to the quarter back on his own side when both
sides are ranged in line.



To snap off.
(a) To break suddenly.
(b) To bite off suddenly.


Snap, v. i.
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.


Snap, n. [Cf. D. snap a snatching. See Snap, v. t.]
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. --L'Estrange.

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.

Synonyms: breeze, bust, catch, centering, child's play, cinch, click, click, crack, crack, duck soup, flick, grab, photograph, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, rupture, shoot, snarl, snatch, snatch, snatch up, tear, walkover

See Also: break, close, clutch, come apart, dismantle, disunite, divide, doddle, enter, fair catch, fall apart, flip, football play, go, grab, hit, interception, interlock, interlocking, labor, lacerate, level, mesh, meshing, mouth, move, move, pan, part, pass, prehend, project, pull, pull down, put down, rase, raze, rebound, reception, record, rend, retake, rip, rip up, rive, seize, separate, separate, shoestring catch, shred, shut, snaffle, snap up, sound, speak, split up, swoop, swoop up, take down, talk, task, tear apart, tear down, tear up, toss, touch, touching, trash, undertaking, utter, verbalise, verbalize, x-ray

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