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Definition of "snap" []

  • To make a brisk sharp cracking sound: "Logs snapped in the grate” ( James Fox). (verb-intransitive)
  • To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To give way abruptly under pressure or tension: With so many people crowding onto the platform, its supports snapped. (verb-intransitive)
  • To suffer a physical or mental breakdown, especially while under stress: feared that the troops would snap from fatigue. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bring the jaws briskly together, often with a clicking sound; bite. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snap" in a sentence
  • "White horse with lots of dark horses around it. *adjust camera* *snap* *snap, snap, snap*"
  • "Now altogether now, let’s pronounce ‘couture’. * snap snap* kü-'tur, yes work that tongue girlfriend, ku-tur!"
  • "The varieties most frequently raised today do not have this, and are more tender and crisp - therefore the term snap beans."