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English noun: snap

1. snap (act) the act of catching an object with the hands


SamplesMays 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.


Synonymscatch, grab, snatch


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


Narrower (hyponym)fair catch, interception, interlock, interlocking, mesh, meshing, rebound, reception, shoestring catch

2. snap (time) a spell of cold weather


SamplesA cold snap in the middle of May.


Broader (hypernym)patch, piece, spell, while

3. snap (food) tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections


Synonymssnap bean


Broader (hypernym)green bean

4. snap (food) a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger


Synonymsginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap


Broader (hypernym)biscuit, cookie, cooky


Narrower (hyponym)brandysnap

5. snap (event) the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand


SamplesServants appeared at the snap of his fingers.


Broader (hypernym)noise

6. snap (event) a sudden sharp noise


SamplesThe crack of a whip.
He heard the cracking of the ice.
He can hear the snap of a twig.


Synonymscrack, cracking


Broader (hypernym)noise

7. snap (event) a sudden breaking


Broader (hypernym)break

8. snap (attribute) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed


SamplesThe waistband had lost its snap.


Synonymselasticity


Broader (hypernym)physical property


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bounciness, elasticity of shear, give, resilience, resiliency, spring, springiness, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, temper, toughness


Antonymsinelasticity

9. snap (artifact) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera


SamplesMy snapshots haven't been developed yet.
He tried to get unposed shots of his friends.


Synonymsshot, snapshot


Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

10. snap (artifact) a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound


SamplesChildren can manage snaps better than buttons.


Synonymspress stud, snap fastener


Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

11. snap (act) any undertaking that is easy to do


SamplesMarketing this product will be no picnic.


Synonymsbreeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, walkover


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


Narrower (hyponym)doddle

12. snap (act) the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand


SamplesHe gave his fingers a snap.


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

13. snap (act) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back


SamplesThe quarterback fumbled the snap.


Synonymscentering


Broader (hypernym)flip, pass, toss


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game


English verb: snap

1. snap (communication) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone


SamplesThe sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer.
The guard snarled at us.


ExamplesThey snap that there was a traffic accident


Synonymssnarl


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. snap (contact) separate or cause to separate abruptly


SamplesThe rope snapped.
Tear the paper.


ExamplesThe ropes snap, The strong winds snap the rope


Synonymsbust, rupture, tear


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate


Narrower (hyponym)lacerate, pull, rend, rip, rip up, rive, shred, tear up

3. snap (change) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension


SamplesThe pipe snapped.


Synonymscrack


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up

4. snap (motion) move or strike with a noise


SamplesHe clicked on the light.
His arm was snapped forward.


Synonymsclick


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

5. snap (change) close with a snapping motion


SamplesThe lock snapped shut.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)close, shut

6. snap (perception) make a sharp sound


SamplesHis fingers snapped.


Synonymscrack


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

7. snap (motion) move with a snapping sound


SamplesBullets snapped past us.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move

8. snap (contact) to grasp hastily or eagerly


SamplesBefore I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone.


Synonymssnatch, snatch up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize


Narrower (hyponym)swoop, swoop up

9. snap (contact) put in play with a snap


SamplesSnap a football.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit

10. snap (contact) cause to make a snapping sound


SamplesSnap your fingers.


Synonymsclick, flick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

11. snap (emotion) lose control of one's emotions


SamplesWhen she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely.
When her baby died, she snapped.


Synonymsbreak down, lose it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do


Narrower (hyponym)die, dissolve, fall apart, go to pieces

12. snap (contact) bring the jaws together


SamplesHe snapped indignantly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bite, seize with teeth

13. snap (communication) record on photographic film


SamplesI photographed the scene of the accident.
She snapped a picture of the President.


Synonymsphotograph, shoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)retake, x-ray


Verb groupfilm, shoot, take


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking









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