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  Definition of Snap
  1. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
  2. 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
  3. 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"
  4. any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
  5. a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"
  6. 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"
  7. the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
  8. a sudden breaking
  9. a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
  10. 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"
  11. a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
  12. tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
  13. a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
  14. break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
  15. snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"
  16. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
  17. record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
  18. cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"
  19. put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
  20. to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
  21. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  22. 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"
  23. move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"
  24. move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
  25. make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
Similar Words: centering, catch, grab, snatch, cinch, breeze, picnic, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake, snap fastener, press stud, snapshot, shot, elasticity, crack, cracking, gingersnap, ginger snap, ginger nut, snap bean, snarl, photograph, shoot, click, flick, snatch up, tear, rupture, bust, break down, lose it


See Also: snap up, snaffle, grab, shred, tear up, rip up, pan, tear apart, trash, level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down


Hyponyms: fair catch, interception, reception, rebound, shoestring catch, mesh, meshing, interlock, interlocking, doddle, resilience, resiliency, bounce, bounciness, give, spring, springiness, stretch, stretchiness, stretchability, temper, toughness, elasticity of shear, brandysnap, retake, x-ray, swoop, swoop up, lacerate, rend, rip, rive, pull, shred, tear up, rip up, dissolve, die, fall apart, go to pieces


Grouped Verbs: film, shoot, take


Derivational Morphology: snatch, snatch up, snap up, snaffle, grab, catch, take hold of, click, flick, crack, walk over, breeze, cinch, photograph, shoot, tear, rupture, bust, cracking, snarl, snapshot, shot, photo, exposure, pic, photographer, lensman, cracker, snapper, cracker bonbon, centering, center, snatcher, rip, rent, snag, split, breakdown, crack-up, chink, clink, mouse click


Anagrams: span


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