Associations to the word «Snap»


SNAP, noun. A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound.
SNAP, noun. A sudden break.
SNAP, noun. An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab.
SNAP, noun. The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and a opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm.
SNAP, noun. A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used.
SNAP, noun. A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot)
SNAP, noun. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
SNAP, noun. A thin circular cookie or similar good:
SNAP, noun. A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; used primarily in the phrase cold snap.
SNAP, noun. A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period.
SNAP, noun. A snap bean such as Phaseolus vulgaris.
SNAP, noun. (American football) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike.
SNAP, noun. (somewhat colloquial) A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment.
SNAP, noun. (UK) (regional) A small meal, a snack; lunch.
SNAP, noun. (uncountable) A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards.
SNAP, noun. (obsolete) A greedy fellow.
SNAP, noun. 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.
SNAP, noun. Briskness; vigour; energy; decision
SNAP, noun. (slang) (archaic) Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. used primarily in the phrase soft snap.
SNAP, noun. (slang) Something that is easy or effortless.
SNAP, noun. A snapper, or snap beetle.
SNAP, noun. (physics) (humorous) jounce (the fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time), followed by crackle and pop
SNAP, noun. A quick offhand shot with a firearm; a snap shot.
SNAP, noun. (colloquial) Something of no value.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To fracture or break apart suddenly.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound.
SNAP, verb. (intransitive) (computing) (graphical user interface) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To snatch with or as if with the teeth.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To say abruptly or sharply.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) (dated) To speak to abruptly or sharply; to treat snappishly; usually with up.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound, often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm; alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
SNAP, verb. (transitive) To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound).
SNAP, verb. (transitive) (American football) To put the ball in play by passing it from the center to a back; to hike the ball.
SNAP, verb. To misfire.
SNAP, verb. (cricket) (transitive) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).
SNAP, interjection. The winning cry at a game of snap.
SNAP, interjection. (British) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar
SNAP, interjection. (British) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap).
SNAP, interjection. (US) Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously.
SNAP, interjection. (British) (Australia) (NZ) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time.
SNAP, adjective. (informal) Done, performed, made, etc. quickly and without deliberation.
SNAP, noun. (computing) Subnetwork Access Protocol
SNAP, noun. (computing) Scalable Network Application Package
SNAP, noun. (computing) Symbolic Network Analysis Program
SNAP APPLE, noun. The game of apple bobbing.
SNAP BEAN, noun. The unripe or green edible fruitpod of a bean plant such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris.
SNAP BEETLE, noun. Any beetle of the family Elateridae, which, when laid on its back, is able to leap to a considerable height by means of a thoracic spring.
SNAP CAP, noun. (firearms) A dummy round of ammunition used to check ammo feed and other mechanical problems.
SNAP FASTENER, noun. A pair of male/female interlocking disks used to fasten a piece of clothing in place of buttons
SNAP FASTENERS, noun. Plural of snap fastener
SNAP FLASK, noun. (moulding) A flask for small work, having its sides separable and held together by latches, so that the flask may be removed from around the sand mould.
SNAP IN, verb. (US) (military) To practice aiming, adjusting and firing a rifle with no ammunition
SNAP INHALE, noun. A smoking trick where one takes a drag, expels smoke from the mouth before inhaling, and immediately inhales the smoke back in.
SNAP INHALES, noun. Plural of snap inhale
SNAP IT UP, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) (dated) To hurry, to proceed quickly.
SNAP JUDGMENT, noun. (countable) (idiomatic) A decision made without deliberation or in excessive haste.
SNAP JUDGMENT, noun. (uncountable) (idiomatic) Making decisions without deliberation or in excessive haste.
SNAP OF A FINGER, adverb. Very easily, with little effort.
SNAP ONE'S FINGERS, verb. To create a cracking or clicking sound with one’s fingers by building tension between the thumb and another finger (middle, index, or ring) and then moving that finger forcefully downward so it hits the thenar eminence of the same hand at a high speed.
SNAP OUT OF, verb. To terminate a mood or emotional state suddenly.
SNAP PIZZICATO, noun. (uncountable) (music) (stringed instruments) The act of plucking a string in a way that makes it hit the fingerboard.
SNAP PIZZICATO, noun. (countable) (music) (stringed instruments) A note played in such a way.
SNAP PIZZICATOS, noun. Plural of snap pizzicato
SNAP RING, noun. A circular spring, having a small break in its circumference, used as a fastener; a circlip
SNAP RINGS, noun. Plural of snap ring
SNAP RIVETING, noun. Riveting in which the rivets have snapheads formed by a die or swaging tool
SNAP SHOT, noun. (soccer) A hard shot without much planning.
SNAP SHOT, noun. (hockey) A quick shot executed by moving the stick parallel to the ground and ending with a snap of the wrist.
SNAP SHOT, noun. (hunting) A shot taken quickly, without time for careful aiming.
SNAP SHOT, noun. Alternative form of snapshot
SNAP SHOTS, noun. Plural of snap shot
SNAP SOMEONE'S HEAD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To suddenly and sharply rebuke or insult a person, especially in response to a harmless remark.
SNAP STRAP, noun. A strong elasticated tow strap, used for pulling a vehicle out of a bog.
SNAP UP, verb. (transitive) To buy quickly, usually because the item is a bargain or in short supply or something one has been searching for.

Dictionary definition

SNAP, noun. 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 motion".
SNAP, noun. A spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May".
SNAP, noun. Tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections.
SNAP, noun. A crisp round cookie flavored with ginger.
SNAP, noun. 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".
SNAP, noun. A sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig".
SNAP, noun. A sudden breaking.
SNAP, noun. The tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap".
SNAP, noun. 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".
SNAP, noun. A fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons".
SNAP, noun. Any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic".
SNAP, noun. 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".
SNAP, noun. (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap".
SNAP, verb. Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us".
SNAP, verb. Separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper".
SNAP, verb. Break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped".
SNAP, verb. Move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward".
SNAP, verb. Close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut".
SNAP, verb. Make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped".
SNAP, verb. Move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us".
SNAP, verb. To grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone".
SNAP, verb. Put in play with a snap; "snap a football".
SNAP, verb. Cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers".
SNAP, verb. 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".
SNAP, verb. Bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly".
SNAP, verb. Record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President".

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle