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snap

snap

 
 
pronunciation:
snaep
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: snapped, snapping, snaps
definition 1: to break suddenly with a cracking noise.
Dry twigs snapped under our feet as we walked down the path.
synonyms:
crack, fracture
similar words:
break, pop, shatter
definition 2: to make a sudden cracking noise.
The wood snapped as it burned in the fireplace.
synonyms:
crack, pop
similar words:
click, crackle, crepitate, 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.
The dog snapped at me.
synonyms:
snatch
similar words:
bite, grab, lunge, nip, strike
definition 5: to speak in a short, sharp, or annoyed way (usu. fol. by at).
I'm sorry I snapped at your earlier.
synonyms:
bark, pop off, snarl
similar words:
growl, lash out, retort, riposte
definition 6: to make a rapid movement, as the eyes.
similar words:
blink, flash, spark, wink
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to break suddenly, often with a cracking noise.
synonyms:
crack
similar words:
break, fracture, shatter
definition 2: to cause to make a cracking noise.
She snapped her fingers to gain their attention.
synonyms:
click, crack
similar words:
clack, crackle
definition 3: to cause to close or open, often with a sharp noise.
synonyms:
clack
similar words:
crack, spring
definition 4: to take suddenly and without hesitation (usu. fol. by up).
The cat snapped up the fish.
synonyms:
grab, pounce on, seize, snatch
similar words:
grasp, scarf, take
definition 5: to say in a short, sharp, or annoyed way.
She snapped back a response at him.
synonyms:
bark, rap
similar words:
retort, snarl
definition 6: to cause to move in a sudden, abrupt way.
She snapped her head back in surprise.
similar words:
jerk, spring, wrench
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sharp or cracking sound, or the movement that causes it; crack.
synonyms:
crack
definition 2: a device, often made with a spring, that closes or opens something and often makes a sharp noise in so doing.
definition 3: a short, sharp way of speaking.
synonyms:
abruptness, terseness
definition 4: a short period of cold weather.
definition 5: a quick and sudden try to grab or bite.
the snap of a turtle
synonyms:
grab, snatch
definition 6: a casual photograph taken with an ordinary camera; snapshot.
synonyms:
photo, snapshot
definition 7: (informal) an easy task.
The quiz was a snap.
synonyms:
cinch
antonyms:
challenge, chore
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made or done hastily or without careful consideration.
a snap decision
synonyms:
impetuous, impulsive
similar words:
careless, hasty, immediate, instant, quick, rash, reckless, sudden, thoughtless
definition 2: (informal) easy.
a snap assignment in school
synonyms:
easy, gut, painless, simple
antonyms:
hard, tough
similar words:
effortless, unchallenging
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