Definition of Snap


  • (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
    "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
  • 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"
  • any undertaking that is easy to do
    "marketing this product will be no picnic"
    - duck soup - child's play - piece of cake
  • a fastener used on clothing
    fastens with a snapping sound
    "children can manage snaps better than buttons"
    - snap fastener - press stud
  • 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"
  • the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
    "the waistband had lost its snap"
  • a sudden breaking
  • a sudden sharp noise
    "the crack of a whip"
    "he heard the cracking of the ice"
    "he can hear the snap of a twig"
  • 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"
  • a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
    - ginger snap - ginger nut
  • tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
    - snap bean
  • a spell of cold weather
    "a cold snap in the middle of May"
  • 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"


  • record on photographic film
    "I photographed the scene of the accident"
    "She snapped a picture of the President"
  • bring the jaws together
    "he snapped indignantly"
  • 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"
    - break down - lose it
  • cause to make a snapping sound
    "snap your fingers"
  • put in play with a snap
    "snap a football"
  • to grasp hastily or eagerly
    "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
    - snatch up
  • move with a snapping sound
    "bullets snapped past us"
  • make a sharp sound
    "his fingers snapped"
  • close with a snapping motion
    "The lock snapped shut"
  • move or strike with a noise
    "he clicked on the light"
    "his arm was snapped forward"
  • break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
    "The pipe snapped"
  • separate or cause to separate abruptly
    "The rope snapped"
    "tear the paper"
  • utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"
    "The guard snarled at us"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble snap

17 unscramble word found using the letters snap.

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