Nearby words

  1. snakeskin,
  2. snakestone,
  3. snakeweed,
  4. snakewood,
  5. snaky,
  6. snap at,
  7. snap back,
  8. snap bean,
  9. snap brim,
  10. snap course

Idioms

Origin of snap

1485–95; < Dutch or Low German snappen to bite, seize

Related formssnap·less, adjectivesnap·pa·ble, adjectivesnap·ping·ly, adverb

Can be confusedschnapps snaps

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British Dictionary definitions for snap out of
See also snap up

Derived Formssnapless, adjectivesnappable, adjective

Word Origin for snap

C15: from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snappen to seize; related to Old Norse snapa to snuffle

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Word Origin and History for snap out of
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Medicine definitions for snap out of

snap

[ snăp ]

n.

A short sharp sound; a click. Used especially of cardiac sounds.

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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]

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