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Definition 1: the act of catching an object with the hands - [noun denoting act]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

(... is a kind of snap ) (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled

(... is a kind of snap ) (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

(... is a kind of snap ) (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

(... is a kind of snap ) the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

(... is a kind of snap ) (baseball) a running catch made near the ground

(... is a kind of snap ) the act of interlocking or meshing

"an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"

Definition 2: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back - [noun denoting act]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the quarterback fumbled the snap

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

"the pass was fumbled"

(snap belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 3: any undertaking that is easy to do - [noun denoting act]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • marketing this product will be no picnic

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

"he prepared for great undertakings"

(... is a kind of snap ) an easy task

Definition 4: the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand - [noun denoting act]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave his fingers a snap

(snap is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 5: a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • children can manage snaps better than buttons

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

Definition 6: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my snapshots haven't been developed yet
  • he tried to get unposed shots of his friends

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 7: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the waistband had lost its snap

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of snap ) the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit

(... is a kind of snap ) the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

(... is a kind of snap ) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

(... is a kind of snap ) the capacity for being stretched

(... is a kind of snap ) the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

(... is a kind of snap ) the elasticity of a body that has been pulled out of shape by a shearing force

Definition 8: a sudden sharp noise - [noun denoting event]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crack of a whip
  • he heard the cracking of the ice
  • he can hear the snap of a twig

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 9: a sudden breaking - [noun denoting event]

(snap is a kind of ...) the occurrence of breaking

"the break in the dam threatened the valley"

Definition 10: the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand - [noun denoting event]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • servants appeared at the snap of his fingers

(snap is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 11: a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

(... is a kind of snap ) a gingersnap flavored with brandy

Definition 12: tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable

Definition 13: a spell of cold weather - [noun denoting time]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cold snap in the middle of May

(snap is a kind of ...) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition

"he was here for a little while" "I need to rest for a piece" "a spell of good weather" "a patch of bad weather"

Definition 14: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension - [verb of change]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pipe snapped

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

Definition 15: close with a snapping motion - [verb of change]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lock snapped shut

(snap is a kind of ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

Definition 16: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone - [verb of communication]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 17: record on photographic film - [verb of communication]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I photographed the scene of the accident
  • She snapped a picture of the President

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of snap ) photograph again

"Please retake that scene"

(... is a kind of snap ) take an x-ray of something or somebody

"The doctor x-rayed my chest"

(snap has a similar meaning as ...) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(snap belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 18: to grasp hastily or eagerly - [verb of contact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

(... is a kind of snap ) seize or catch with a swooping motion

Definition 19: separate or cause to separate abruptly - [verb of contact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The rope snapped
  • tear the paper

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(... is a kind of snap ) cut or tear irregularly

(... is a kind of snap ) tear or be torn violently

"The curtain ripped from top to bottom" "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

(... is a kind of snap ) tear into shreds

Definition 20: cause to make a snapping sound - [verb of contact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • snap your fingers

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 21: put in play with a snap - [verb of contact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • snap a football

(snap is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

Definition 22: bring the jaws together - [verb of contact]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he snapped indignantly

(snap is a kind of ...) to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

"Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

Definition 23: lose control of one's emotions - [verb of emotion]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

(... is a kind of snap ) lose control emotionally

"She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"

(... is a kind of snap ) be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame

"I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered" "We almost died laughing during the show"

(... is a kind of snap ) lose one's emotional or mental composure

"She fell apart when her only child died"

Definition 24: move or strike with a noise - [verb of motion]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he clicked on the light
  • his arm was snapped forward

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 25: move with a snapping sound - [verb of motion]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bullets snapped past us

(snap is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 26: make a sharp sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where snap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his fingers snapped

Synonyms for snap in the sense of this definition

(snap is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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