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.
Origin of snap
Related formssnap·less, adjectivesnap·pa·ble, adjectivesnap·ping·ly, adverb
Can be confusedschnapps snaps
British Dictionary definitions for snap out of
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
Derived Formssnapless, adjectivesnappable, adjective
Word Origin for snap
Medicine definitions for snap out of
Idioms and Phrases with snap out of
snap out of
Suddenly recover, as in You can't expect an entire economy to snap out of the doldrums overnight. This expression is also put as an imperative, Snap out of it! telling someone to return to his or her normal state of mind from an undesirable condition such as grief, self-pity, or depression; for example, Snap out of it, Stella; it's over and done with. [1920s]