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  • (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
  • a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound
    • children can manage snaps better than buttons
  • 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
  • tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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