Crossword clues for snap
- Football play starter
- "Oh, ___!"
- Suddenly lose patience
- Take a shot
- "Oh, ___!" ("Good one, girlfriend!")
- (football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
- The act of catching an object with the hands
- Any activity that is easy to do
- Center's pass
- Break in two
- Start of a football play
- Device on many a purse
- Break suddenly
- Ginger follower
- Soft job
- Easy chore
- Easy exam
- Something easy
- Thin cookie
- Ginger chaser
- Kind of bean
- Yield to tension
- Cookie type
- Break off
- This may close clothes
- Easy job
- Crackle's predecessor
- Lose one's cool
- Fasten or break off
- Hard cookie
- Type of cookie
- Dragon head, ginger tail
- Lead-pipe cinch
- Child's play
- Lose control
- Course for a sciolist
- Ape some turtles
- Football center's job
- Simple task
- Sudden bite
- Make a sharp, cracking sound
- Kind of dragon or turtle
- Retort irritably
- Kind of dragon
- Speak sharply
- Cold spell
- Kind of bean or beetle
- Predecessor of crackle and pop
- This starts a football play
- ___ judgment
- Word with ginger or cold
- Kind of cookie
- Kind of decision
- Kind of bean or dragon
- Crisp cookie
- Go berserk
- Kind of shot or dragon
- Word with dragon or brim
- Center the football
- Green bean
- Breeze; pushover
- Shot or dragon preceder
- Ginger or dress
- Quick noise
- Dress or ginger
- Thin, crisp cookie
- Center's chore
- Like some judgments
- Lose it
- Cereal sound
- Brittle cookie
- Piece of cake
- Break sharply
- First of a familiar trio
- Go off the deep end
- Ginger cookie
- It's full of ginger
- Say quickly
- Rice Krispies sound
- Become unhinged
- It can close clothes
- Jacket fastener
- Easy task
- Say with annoyance
- Kind of judgment
- It may be cold
- Jacket part
- Go postal
- Jacket closer
- Parka closer
- Go bonkers
- Say sharply
- Velcro alternative
- Flip out
- Like some decisions
- Suddenly lose it
- With 104-Across, Edible pod
- Go ballistic
- "___ out of it!"
- Sound preceding crackle and pop
- Onslaught of cold weather
- Certain cookie
- Jacket feature
- Hypnotic trance breaker
- Attention-getting sound
- "___, crackle, pop"
- Completely lose patience
- Go bananas
- Hypnosis ender
- Speak testily
- Clothes closer
- It makes clothes close
- Succumb to stress
- Quick pic
- [Just like that!]
- Sound heard with the phrase "Just like that!"
- Start of a play to the quarterback
- Crackle and Pop's companion
- Result of excessive bending
- Betray irritability
- Crackle and pop's partner
- Go off
- ___, Crackle and Pop
- When repeated, [Hurry it up!]
- [Like that!]
- ___, crackle, pop
- Rude way to call a waiter
- Get the picture
- Partner of Crackle and Pop
- Sound that completes the phrase "Just like ...!"
- Easy-peasy task
- Clothing fastener
- Hypnotist's signal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Snap \Snap\, v. i.
To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it.
To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child.
To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
Snap \Snap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Snapping.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap up, to snatch; akin to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel beak, bill. Cf. Neb, Snaffle, n.]
To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks.
To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has been snapped by it at last.
To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up.
To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip.
MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly.
--Sir W. Scott.
To project with a snap.
(Cricket) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball). To snap back (Football), to roll the ball back with the foot; -- done only by the center rush, who thus delivers the ball to the quarter back on his own side when both sides are ranged in line. To snap off.
To break suddenly.
To bite off suddenly.
Snap \Snap\, n. [Cf. D. snap a snatching. See Snap, v. t.]
A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
A greedy fellow.
That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
He's a nimble fellow, And alike skilled in every liberal science, As having certain snaps of all.
A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.
(Zo["o]l.) A snap beetle.
A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Briskness; vigor; energy; decision. [Colloq.]
Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. [Slang]
Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where work is light, a bargain, etc. [Slang, Chiefly U. S.]
A snap shot with a firearm.
(Photog.) A snapshot.
Something of no value; as, not worth a snap. [Colloq.]
(Football) The action of snapping the ball back, from the center usu. to the quarterback, which commences the play (down), and, if the clock had stopped, restarts the timer clock; a snap back.
Snap back (Football), the act of snapping back the ball.
Snap beetle, or Snap bug (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the family Elaterid[ae], which, when laid on its back, is able to leap to a considerable height by means of a thoracic spring; -- called also snapping beetle.
Snap flask (Molding), a flask for small work, having its sides separable and held together by latches, so that the flask may be removed from around the sand mold.
Snap judgment, a judgment formed on the instant without deliberation.
Snap lock, a lock shutting with a catch or snap.
Snap riveting, riveting in which the rivets have snapheads formed by a die or swaging tool.
Snap shot, a quick offhand shot, without deliberately taking aim.
Snap \Snap\, a. Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, of animals, "to make a quick bite," from snap (n.). Meaning "to break suddenly or sharply" is first recorded c.1600; the mental sense is from 1970s. Meaning "come into place with a snap" is from 1793. Meaning "take a photograph" is from 1890. U.S. football sense first recorded 1887. Related: Snapped; snapping. To snap the fingers is from 1670s. Phrase snap out of it recorded by 1907. Snapping turtle is attested from 1784. Snap-brim (adj.) in reference to a type of hat is from 1928.
late 15c., "quick, sudden bite or cut," from Dutch or Low German snappen "to snap," probably related to Middle Low German or Middle Dutch snavel "bill, beak," from West Germanic *snu-, an imitative root forming words having to do with the nose (see snout).\n
\nAs an adjective from 1790. Commonly used to indicate instantaneous action, as in snap judgment (1841). Sense of "quick movement" is first recorded 1630s; that of "something easily done" is 1877. Meaning "brief or sudden spell" of weather (usually cold) is from 1740. Meaning "catch or fastener that closes with a snapping sound" is from 1815. The card game name is attested from 1881, from a call used in the game. Meaning "a snap-shot" is from 1894. U.S. football sense is from 1912, earlier snap-back (1880), which also was a name for the center position. Snap, Crackle and Pop, cartoon characters associated with Kellogg breakfast cereal Rice Krispies, are from 1940.
(cx informal English) Done, performed, made, etc. quickly and without deliberation. interj. 1 The winning cry at a game of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/snap%20(game). 2 (context British English) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar 3 (context British English) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap). 4 (context US English) Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously. 5 (context British Australia NZ English) Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time. n. 1 A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound. 2 A sudden break. 3 An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or gra
4 The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and a opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm. 5 A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used. 6 A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot) 7 The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension. 8 A thin circular cookie or similar good: 9 A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; (non-gloss definition: used primarily in the phrase cold snap.) 10 A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period. 11 A snap bean such as ''Phaseolus vulgaris''. 12 (context American football English) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike. 13 (context somewhat colloquial English) A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment. 14 (context UK regional English) A small meal, a snack; lunch. 15 (context uncountable English) A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards. 16 (context obsolete English) A greedy fellow. 17 That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap. 18 briskness; vigour; energy; decision 19 (context slang archaic English) Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. (non-gloss definition: used primarily in the phrase soft snap.) 20 (cx slang English) Something that is easy or effortless. 21 A snapper, or snap beetle. 22 (context physics humorous English) jounce (the fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time), followed by crackle and pop 23 A quick offhand shot with a firearm; a snap shot. 24 (cx colloquial English) Something of no value. vb. 1 (context intransitive transitive English) To fracture or break apart suddenly. 2 (context intransitive English) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack. 3 (context intransitive English) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite. 4 (context intransitive English) To attempt to seize with eagerness. 5 (context intransitive English) To speak abruptly or sharply. 6 (context intransitive English) To give way abruptly and loudly. 7 (context intransitive English) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension. 8 (context intransitive English) To flash or appear to flash as with light. 9 (context intransitive English) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound. 10 (context intransitive computing graphical user interface English) To jump to a fixed position relative to another element. 11 (context transitive English) To snatch with or as if with the teeth. 12 (context transitive English) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose. 13 (context transitive English) To say abruptly or sharply. 14 (context transitive dated English) To speak to abruptly or sharply; to treat snappishly; usually with ''up''. 15 (context transitive English) To cause something to emit a snapping sound. 16 (context transitive English) To close something using a snap as a fastener. 17 (context transitive English) File:Snapping fingers.ogvFile:Alt Finger Snap.ogvTo snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound, often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm; alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb. 18 (context transitive English) To cause to move suddenly and smartly. 19 (context transitive English) To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound). 20 (context transitive American football English) To put the ball in play by passing it from the center to a back; to hike the ball. 21 To misfire. 22 (cx cricket transitive English) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).
n. the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion" [syn: catch, grab, snatch]
a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections [syn: snap bean]
the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"
a sudden breaking
the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave his fingers a snap"
(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap" [syn: centering]
v. utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us" [syn: snarl]
break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped" [syn: crack]
move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward" [syn: click]
snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"
make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped" [syn: crack]
move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
A snap (colloquially called a "hike", "snapback", or "pass from center") is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage.
Snap or SNAP may refer to:
In computer graphics, snapping allows an object to be easily positioned in alignment with grid lines, guide lines or another object, by causing it to automatically jump to an exact position when the user drags it to the proximity of the desired location.
Some CAD software provides a "Snap" pull-down menu with diverse options as preferences for the practice of the operation.
In Windows with the option snap enabled, vertical positioning of a window against the top edge of the screen causes it to change into full screen.
Snap (1750 – July 1777) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won all four of his races. After retiring from racing he became a successful stallion. He was Champion sire four times and his progeny included the undefeated Goldfinder.
Snap is a simple web development framework written in the Haskell programming language. It is used by Silk, JanRain, Racemetric, www.lpaste.net, SooStone Inc, and Group Commerce. Snap is also used as a lightweight, standalone Haskell server. The popular static site generator Hakyll uses Snap for its preview mode.
Science for Nature and People (SNAP) is an initiative that aims to rapidly develop models that will underpin the next phase of nature conservation and sustainable development. It works with public, voluntary and private sector organizations around the world to transform the relationship between people and nature.
SNAP’s executive director is conservation scientist and writer Craig Groves. The chairman of the initiative is noted American conservation scientist, Peter Kareiva of UCLA.
Usage examples of "snap".
Salmissra, her eyes ablaze, pointed at the prostrate Essia and snapped her fingers twice.
She pushed herself up and returned to the parapet in time to see the abseiling rope snap and the cradle it had been restraining catapulted back across the facade of the Gridiron.
He also caught sight of a helicopter being rolled out onto the helo deck aft as he pulled his eye away from the eyepiece, snapped down his eyepatch and lowered the periscope.
Schools of tiny mullet and squid skipped this way and that in frenzied fear, snapped at by the fierce albacore below and the eager beaks of the birds.
From across the cell Alec heard the soft, sickening snap of joints separating.
Left-handed compliment that it was, Alec returned the grin as he snapped the coin up his sleeve a final time.
Pausing to tune the harp, he snapped the string and, after a tense, whispered exchange with Alec, rose and bowed to the mayor.
Laying aside the first branch, Nysander passed the birch switch through the flame and water and struck Alec lightly on his cheeks, shoulders, chest, thighs, and feet, then snapped the stick in two.
Thanks to a chance sheltering in a dense crop of araucaria this young male had survived the tornado, suffering no worse injury than a snapped rib.
Speed is controlled by increasing or diminishing the number of armature bearings in series with the accumulator--all of which is simply accomplished by a lever which the pilot moves from his position on deck where he ordinarily lies upon his stomach, his safety belt snapped to heavy rings in the deck.
Crewmen on the deck scrambled for safety as the F14, its left wing dragging on steel, spun broadside, snapping the arrestor cables one after another as it hurtled toward a row of A6 Intruders just abaft of the island.
As it was, the only damage had been the snapped arrestor cables, easily replaced.
The young wife, who had snapped her bonds asunder, breathed voluptuously in this atmosphere.
She knew it from the stiff-backed way Aunty Em climbed down from the rickety wagon and from the way she folded up the hides, with a series of smart snaps, as if they were something rare and precious, to be protected.
Gives you a chance to make a snap decision as to who are the goodies and who the baddies before taking sides.