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Idioms about snap

Origin of snap

First recorded in 1485–95; from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German snappen “to bite, seize”

OTHER WORDS FROM snap

snapless, adjectivesnap·pa·ble, adjectivesnap·ping·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH snap

schnapps, snaps

Other definitions for snap (2 of 2)

SNAP
[ snap ]
/ snæp /

noun
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: a federal program for low-income Americans that provides them with electronically deposited benefits to pay for food, as at grocery stores or markets.
See also food stamp.

Origin of SNAP

First recorded in 2005–10
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How to use snap in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for snap

See also snap up

Derived forms of snap

snapless, 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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Medical definitions for snap

snap
[ snăp ]

n.
A short sharp sound; a click. Used especially of cardiac sounds.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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