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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Idioms for snap
Origin of snap
OTHER WORDS FROM snapsnapless, adjectivesnap·pa·ble, adjectivesnap·ping·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH snapschnapps, snaps
Definition for snap (2 of 2)
Origin of SNAP
Example sentences from the Web for snap
Through its first two games last season, the team logged 15 offensive snaps with the lead.
Meanwhile, on the healthcare front, Gilead Sciences snapped up cancer treatment maker Immunomedics for roughly $21 billion.Deal fever has Wall Street feeling bullish once more|Anne Sraders|September 15, 2020|Fortune
That sort of snap judgment that might have played out differently if it was me other than Tony.
It isn’t always Amazon that’s snapping up these properties, of course.That Whole Foods is an Amazon warehouse; get used to it|Connie Loizos|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
Despite the progress, the window for doing this kind of work with actors could snap shut soon.
Eyes gouged, necks snapped, and even some good old fashioned cannibalism.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
We huddled up and the boy snapped the photo, then handed me the camera.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As soon as the criminal left the shop, the victim snapped back into consciousness and tried to chase after him.
To drop on one knee and level his piece was the work of an instant, but unfortunately he snapped a dry twig in doing so.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Ribsy snapped at it, and swallowed it, and the next instant disappeared with a tremendous explosion in a great cloud of smoke.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
It is reported that last week a germ snapped at him and broke off two of its teeth.
Then rolling chewing-gum from one corner of his mouth into the other, he snapped off the electric light and walked from the room.Dope|Sax Rohmer
And MacRae's patience snapped like a frayed thread before many minutes of futile query.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for snap
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