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snap

snap

 
pronunciation:
snaep
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: snapped, snapping, snaps
definition 1: to break suddenly with a cracking noise.
The branch snapped when I stepped on it.
synonyms:
crack, fracture
similar words:
break, pop, shatter
definition 2: to make a sudden cracking noise.
The wood snapped as it burned in the fire.
synonyms:
crack, pop
similar words:
click, crackle, snarl
definition 3: to close or open with a sharp noise.
The bottle cap snaps on and off.
similar words:
click, crack, spring
definition 4: to grab or try to grab something suddenly with the teeth (usually followed by "at").
The dog snapped at me.
similar words:
bite, grab, lunge, nip, strike
definition 5: to speak in a short, sharp, or annoyed way (usually followed by "at").
The grouchy clerk snapped at me.
synonyms:
snarl
similar words:
growl, lash out
definition 6: to cause to break suddenly, often with a cracking noise.
He snapped the sticks into smaller pieces to build a small fire.
synonyms:
crack
similar words:
break, fracture, shatter
definition 7: to cause to make a cracking noise.
Ms. Arnold snapped her fingers to get our attention.
synonyms:
click, crack
similar words:
crackle
definition 8: to cause to close or open, often with a sharp noise.
He snapped the bottle shut.
similar words:
crack
definition 9: to take suddenly and without hesitation (usually followed by "up").
The cat snapped up the fish from the tank.
synonyms:
grab, seize, snatch
similar words:
grasp, take
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sharp or cracking sound, or the movement that causes it; crack.
The fire gave off a hiss and a snap.
synonyms:
crack
definition 2: a device that closes or opens something and often makes a sharp noise in so doing.
My shirt has snaps instead of buttons.
definition 3: a short period of cold weather.
We are going through a snap, but it should warm up soon.
definition 4: a quick and sudden try to grab or bite.
The snap of a turtle can be dangerous.
synonyms:
grab, snatch
definition 5: a photograph taken with an ordinary camera; snapshot.
We have lots of snaps of our vacation.
synonyms:
photo, snapshot
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made or done quickly or without care.
It's important to think things through and not make a snap decision.
synonyms:
impetuous, impulsive
similar words:
careless, hasty, immediate, instant, quick, rash, reckless, sudden, thoughtless
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