1. (informal) Done, performed, made, etc. quickly and without deliberation.
- a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention
1. The winning cry at a game of snap.
2. (Britain) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar
- Snap! We've both got pink buckets and spades.
3. (Britain) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap).
4. (US) Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously.
- "I just ran over your phone with my car." "Oh, snap!"
5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time.
- "Wasn't that John?" "Wasn't that John?" "Snap!"
1. the act of catching an object with the hands
- the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
2. a spell of cold weather
- a cold snap in the middle of May
3. tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
Definition categories: food
4. a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
Similar word(s): gingersnap
5. 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
6. a sudden sharp noise
- he can hear the snap of a twig
7. a sudden breaking
8. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
- the waistband had lost its snap
Similar word(s): elasticity
Definition categories: attribute
9. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
- my snapshots haven't been developed yet
10. a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound
- children can manage snaps better than buttons
11. any undertaking that is easy to do
12. 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
13. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
- the quarterback fumbled the snap
Similar word(s): centering
Sentences with snap as a noun:
- a ginger snap
- It'll be a snap to get that finished.
- I can fix most vacuum cleaners in a snap.
- not worth a snap
1. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
- The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
Similar word(s): snarl
2. separate or cause to separate abruptly
- The rope snapped
3. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
- The pipe snapped
Similar word(s): crack
4. move or strike with a noise
- his arm was snapped forward
Similar word(s): click
5. close with a snapping motion
- The lock snapped shut
6. make a sharp sound
- his fingers snapped
Similar word(s): crack
7. move with a snapping sound
- bullets snapped past us
8. to grasp hastily or eagerly
Similar word(s): snatch
9. put in play with a snap
- snap a football
10. cause to make a snapping sound
- snap your fingers
11. lose control of one's emotions
- When her baby died, she snapped
12. bring the jaws together
- he snapped indignantly
13. record on photographic film
- She snapped a picture of the President
Sentences with snap as a verb:
- He snapped his stick in anger.
- If you bend it too much, it will snap.
- Blazing firewood snaps.
- A dog snaps at a passenger. A fish snaps at the bait.
- She snapped at the chance to appear on television.
- He snapped at me for the slightest mistake.
- She should take a break before she snaps.
- The floating toolbar will snap to the edge of the screen when dragged towards it.
- to snap a fastener
- to snap a whip
- He snapped a picture of me with my mouth open and my eyes closed.
- He can snap the ball to a back twenty yards behind him.
- The gun snapped.