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.
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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
The user swirls the swab in a vial of chemicals that sits atop a sleek base, snaps the lid shut, and waits 30 minutes.The FDA just okayed a rapid at-home COVID test—but it won’t work for everyone|Tara Santora|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
His replacement, Cornelius Lucas, missed the final 24 snaps of Sunday’s loss at the Detroit Lions because of an ankle injury.Washington is now down to its fourth option at left tackle: Right tackle Morgan Moses|Nicki Jhabvala|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
He noticed the painful silences early in the game and cringed at those times he cut himself off, worried he’d talk over the snap.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The report draws on February data from agencies in 11 states that administer Medicaid and the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP, or food stamps.
Each agency in those states reported back the 25 most common employers of Medicaid enrollees and SNAP recipients.
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
Emil Axelsson recreates the classic melody using only his fingers and their super-snapping abilities.Viral Video of the Day: Fingersnapping Super Mario|The Daily Beast Video|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were greeted by the ever-scruffy director, who can be seen in the picture above snapping a shot on his camera phone.
You may think snapping food photos is innocent fun, especially while trying new dishes on vacation.
An absurd new app employs sounds and pictures to con babies into snapping their own headshots.Introducing the Internet’s New Bundle of Joy: The Baby Selfie|Charlotte Lytton|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly the audience was startled by the snapping of a string; the violin and bow dropped from the nerveless hands of the player.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
For in my opinion it was no more damaged for defence than a brick wall would be by a boy's snapping marbles against it.The Supplies for the Confederate Army|Caleb Huse
He lay down near the snapping fire and, drawing up the blanket to keep the rain from his face, was sound asleep in a few minutes.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
This was fighting, not dueling; and he beat the weapon down, snapping the blade near the hilt.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
There were dozens of cameras snapping and the whole effect was distinctly festive in appearance.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
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