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  • Definition of snap

    • (n): (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"  
    • (n): the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin''s snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder''s snap and throw was a single  
    • (n): the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave his fingers a snap"  
    • (n): any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"  
    • (n): a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"  
    • (n): an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven''t been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"  
    • (n): the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"  
    • (n): a sudden breaking  
    • (n): a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"  
    • (n): the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"  
    • (n): a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger  
    • (n): tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections  
    • (n): a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"  
    • (v): break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"  
    • (v): snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"  
    • (v): utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"  
    • (v): record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"  
    • (v): cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"  
    • (v): put in play with a snap; "snap 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): lose control of one''s emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"  
    • (v): move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"  
    • (v): move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"  
    • (v): make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"  

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