Definitions for snap

Definitions for (noun) snap

Main entry: centering, snap

Definition: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back

Usage: the quarterback fumbled the snap

Main entry: grab, catch, snatch, snap

Definition: the act of catching an object with the hands

Usage: 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

Main entry: snap

Definition: the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

Usage: he gave his fingers a snap

Main entry: snap, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, child's play, cinch, breeze, duck soup, walkover

Definition: any undertaking that is easy to do

Usage: marketing this product will be no picnic

Main entry: snap, snap fastener, press stud

Definition: a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound

Usage: children can manage snaps better than buttons

Main entry: snap, snapshot, shot

Definition: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

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

Main entry: snap, elasticity

Definition: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Usage: the waistband had lost its snap

Main entry: snap

Definition: a sudden breaking

Main entry: crack, cracking, snap

Definition: a sudden sharp noise

Usage: the crack of a whip; he heard the cracking of the ice; he can hear the snap of a twig

Main entry: snap

Definition: the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand

Usage: servants appeared at the snap of his fingers

Main entry: snap, ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap

Definition: a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger

Main entry: snap, snap bean

Definition: tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections

Main entry: snap

Definition: a spell of cold weather

Usage: a cold snap in the middle of May

Definitions for (verb) snap

Main entry: crack, snap

Definition: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension

Usage: The pipe snapped

Main entry: snap

Definition: close with a snapping motion

Usage: The lock snapped shut

Main entry: snarl, snap

Definition: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone

Usage: The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer; The guard snarled at us

Main entry: shoot, snap, photograph

Definition: record on photographic film

Usage: I photographed the scene of the accident; She snapped a picture of the President

Main entry: flick, click, snap

Definition: cause to make a snapping sound

Usage: snap your fingers

Main entry: snap

Definition: put in play with a snap

Usage: snap a football

Main entry: snatch, snatch up, snap

Definition: to grasp hastily or eagerly

Usage: Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Main entry: snap

Definition: bring the jaws together

Usage: he snapped indignantly

Main entry: tear, rupture, snap, bust

Definition: separate or cause to separate abruptly

Usage: The rope snapped; tear the paper

Main entry: break down, snap, lose it

Definition: lose control of one's emotions

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

Main entry: snap, click

Definition: move or strike with a noise

Usage: he clicked on the light; his arm was snapped forward

Main entry: snap

Definition: move with a snapping sound

Usage: bullets snapped past us

Main entry: snap, crack

Definition: make a sharp sound

Usage: his fingers snapped

Visual thesaurus for snap