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Dictionary definition for: Snap

1. (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

2. (v) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer" "The guard snarled at us"

3. (n) a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"

4. (v) separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped" "tear the paper"

5. (v) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"

6. (n) tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections

7. (v) move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light" "his arm was snapped forward"

8. (n) a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger

9. (v) snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"

10. (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"

11. (v) make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"

12. (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"

13. (n) a sudden breaking

14. (v) move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"

15. (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"

16. (v) to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

17. (v) put in play with a snap; "snap a football"

18. (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"

19. (v) cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"

20. (n) a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"

21. (n) any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"

22. (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"

23. (v) record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

24. (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"

25. (n) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"

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