snapback

[ snap-bak ]
/ ˈsnæpˌbæk /

noun

a sudden rebound or recovery.
Football. snap(def 34).

Nearby words

  1. snap up,
  2. snap-in,
  3. snap-off,
  4. snap-on,
  5. snap-roll,
  6. snapchat,
  7. snapdragon,
  8. snape,
  9. snaphaunce,
  10. snapper

Origin of snapback

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase snap back

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British Dictionary definitions for snap back

snapback

/ (ˈsnæpˌbæk) /

noun

a sudden rebound or change in direction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with snap back

snap back

Rebound from a setback, recover quickly, as in I think we'll snap back quickly from this business downturn. This idiom transfers the sudden release of tension on, for example, a branch to other kinds of recovery. [First half of 1900s]

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