v. t.1.To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.
[imp. & p. p. Snapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snapping.]
2.To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
3.To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
4.To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; - usually with up.
5.To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip.
6.To project with a snap.
7.(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
a - To break suddenly
b - To bite off suddenly.
v. i.1.To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
2.To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
3.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.
4.To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; - often with at; as, to snap at a child.
5.To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
6.Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
n.1.A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
2.A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
3.A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
4.A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
5.A greedy fellow.
6.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.
7.A sudden severe interval or spell; - applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
8.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.
9.(Zool.) A snap beetle.
10.A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; - used chiefly in the plural.
11.Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.
12.Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.
13.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.
14.A snap shot with a firearm.
15.(Photog.) A snapshot.
16.Something of no value; as, not worth a snap.
17.(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
(Zool.) any beetle of the family Elateridæ, 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.
a.1.Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.
Noun1.snap - 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"
Synonyms: grab, snatch, catch
2.snap - a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
3.snap - tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
Synonyms: snap bean
4.snap - a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
5.snap - 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"
6.snap - a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
Synonyms: cracking, crack
7.snap - a sudden breaking
8.snap - the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"
Synonyms: elasticity
9.snap - an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
Synonyms: snapshot, shot
10.snap - a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"
11.snap - any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
12.snap - 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"
13.snap - (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
Synonyms: centering
Verb1.snap - utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
Synonyms: snarl
2.snap - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
Synonyms: rupture, tear, bust
3.snap - break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"
Synonyms: crack
4.snap - move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"
Synonyms: click
5.snap - snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"
6.snap - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
Synonyms: crack
7.snap - move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
8.snap - to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
Synonyms: snatch, snatch up
9.snap - put in play with a snap; "snap a football"
10.snap - cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"
Synonyms: click, flick
11.snap - lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"
Synonyms: lose it, break down
12.snap - record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
Synonyms: photograph, shoot
1.SNAP - Early (IBM 360?) interpreted text-processing language for beginners, close to basic English. ["Computer Programming in English", M.P. Barnett, Harcourt Brace 1969].
2.SNAP - ["Some Proposals for SNAP, A Language with Formal Macro Facilities", R.B. Napper, Computer J 10(3):231-243 (1967)].
3.SNAP - To replace a pointer to a pointer with a direct pointer; to replace an old address with the forwarding address found there. If you telephone the main number for an institution and ask for a particular person by name, the operator may tell you that person's extension before connecting you, in the hopes that you will "snap your pointer" and dial direct next time. The underlying metaphor may be that of a rubber band stretched through a number of intermediate points; if you remove all the thumbtacks in the middle, it snaps into a straight line from first to last. See chase pointers.

Often, the behaviour of a trampoline is to perform an error check once and then snap the pointer that invoked it so as henceforth to bypass the trampoline (and its one-shot error check). In this context one also speaks of "snapping links". For example, in a Lisp implementation, a function interface trampoline might check to make sure that the caller is passing the correct number of arguments; if it is, and if the caller and the callee are both compiled, then snapping the link allows that particular path to use a direct procedure-call instruction with no further overhead.
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Translate Snap to Spanish, Translate Snap to German, Translate Snap to French
snakes and ladders
-- Snap --
snap at
Snap back
snap bean
Snap beetle
snap fastener
Snap flask
Snap judgment
snap line
Snap lock
snap off
snap pea
snap ring
Snap riveting
snap roll
Snap shot
snap up
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