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  1. a sudden rebound or recovery.
  2. Football. snap(def 34).
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Origin of snapback

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

overcome, revive, restore, rebound, grow, increase, gain, heal, recuperate, rebut, deflect, bump, bound, ricochet, jump, leap, hop, carom, return, rejuvenate

British Dictionary definitions for snap back


  1. a sudden rebound or change in direction
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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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