verb (used without object), snapped, snap·ping.
verb (used with object), snapped, snap·ping.
- to come to attention: The troops snapped to when the colonel walked in.
- to shape up: If you don't snap to and study, you'll flunk the course.
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Idioms for snap
Origin of snap
OTHER WORDS FROM snapsnap·less, adjectivesnap·pa·ble, adjectivesnap·ping·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH snapschnapps snaps
Words nearby snap
Example sentences from the Web for snap
There is just no way of selling this picture with an innocent defense like, “she just asked for a snap.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That Snapchat deceptively told its users that the sender would be notified if a recipient took a screenshot of a snap.‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It means to be all the things that the individuals he turns into storytellers on Snap naturally are, in all their marginality.
This is the power Washington grants the guests on Snap Judgment.
A stick broke under him with a snap, there was a sudden rustling in the bushes, and Sid uttered a cry of dismay.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
He pays little attention to her, except to snap at her, and keeps on after the kids.Jack, the Young Ranchman|George Bird Grinnell
They snap strong cords even as Samson did the Philistine withes.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
Nevertheless, when industry is directed by malice, each may easily be attempting to snap an advantage from the other.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II.|John Lothrop Motley
Stop one minute, Hugh, and help me break off the biggest icicles that are weighing down these branches until they will snap.Poppea of the Post-Office|Mabel Osgood Wright
British Dictionary definitions for snap
verb snaps, snapping or snapped
- to dismiss with contempt
- to defy
- cards the word called while playing snap
- an exclamation used to draw attention to the similarity of two things