snap Definition

  • 1to make a short, sharp sound, or to cause something to do this
  • 2to break suddenly with a cracking noise
  • 3to speak or say something quickly and irritably

Using snap: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "snap" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He snapped his fingers to get the waiter's attention.

  • Example

    The twig snapped under his foot.

  • Example

    She snapped at me when I asked her to repeat herself.

snap Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for snap

Phrases with snap

  • to stop feeling sad or upset and start to feel more positive


    I know you're feeling down, but you need to snap out of it and focus on the good things in your life.

  • a quick decision made without much thought or consideration


    I didn't have time to think about it, so I made a snap decision and bought the first car I saw.

  • to quickly offer someone a job or opportunity before anyone else does


    As soon as she graduated, she was snapped up by a top law firm.


Summary: snap in Brief

The verb 'snap' [snæp] can mean to make a short, sharp sound, break suddenly, or speak irritably. It can be used in phrases like 'snap out of it,' meaning to stop feeling sad or upset, and 'snap decision,' referring to a quick, impulsive choice. 'Snap someone up' means to offer them a job or opportunity before anyone else does.

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