Speak irritably or abruptly to someone, as in This teacher was always snapping at the children. This use of snap transfers an animal's sudden bite at something to a verbal attack. [Late 1500s]
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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
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Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
Then he closed the spring with a snap, and she let him pass the chain over her hand once more.
You know the fable about the dog who dropped his meat in the water, trying to snap at its reflection?
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
It was the only thing I needed to snap my last tie with England and brace me for the struggle in America.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton