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Meaning of snap

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  snap
      n 1: 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" [syn: {catch}, {grab}, {snatch},
           {snap}]
      2: a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
      3: tender green beans without strings that easily snap into
         sections [syn: {snap bean}, {snap}]
      4: a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger [syn: {gingersnap},
         {ginger snap}, {snap}, {ginger nut}]
      5: 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"
      6: a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the
         cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig" [syn:
         {crack}, {cracking}, {snap}]
      7: a sudden breaking
      8: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after
         it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost
         its snap" [syn: {elasticity}, {snap}] [ant: {inelasticity}]
      9: 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" [syn: {snapshot},
         {snap}, {shot}]
      10: a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound;
          "children can manage snaps better than buttons" [syn:
          {snap}, {snap fastener}, {press stud}]
      11: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product
          will be no picnic" [syn: {cinch}, {breeze}, {picnic},
          {snap}, {duck soup}, {child's play}, {pushover}, {walkover},
          {piece of cake}]
      12: 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"
      13: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it
          (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the
          snap" [syn: {centering}, {snap}]
      v 1: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk
           snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled
           at us" [syn: {snap}, {snarl}]
      2: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped";
         "tear the paper" [syn: {tear}, {rupture}, {snap}, {bust}]
      3: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe
         snapped" [syn: {snap}, {crack}]
      4: move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his
         arm was snapped forward" [syn: {snap}, {click}]
      5: close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut"
      6: make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped" [syn: {snap},
         {crack}]
      7: move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
      8: to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog
         snatched the ham bone" [syn: {snatch}, {snatch up}, {snap}]
      9: put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
      10: cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers" [syn:
          {snap}, {click}, {flick}]
      11: 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" [syn: {break down}, {lose it}, {snap}]
      12: bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly"
      13: record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of
          the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
          [syn: {photograph}, {snap}, {shoot}]


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