"snaps" in the noun sense
1. catch, grab, snatch, 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"
a spell of cold weather
"a cold snap in the middle of May"
3. snap bean, snap
tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections
4. gingersnap, ginger snap, snap, ginger nut
a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
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. crack, cracking, 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"
a sudden breaking
8. elasticity, 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"
9. snapshot, snap, shot
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"
10. snap, snap fastener, press stud
a fastener used on clothing fastens with a snapping sound
"children can manage snaps better than buttons"
11. cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake
any undertaking that is easy to do
"marketing this product will be no picnic"
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. centering, snap
American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
"the quarterback fumbled the snap"
"snaps" in the verb sense
1. snap, snarl
utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"
"The guard snarled at us"
2. tear, rupture, snap, bust
separate or cause to separate abruptly
"The rope snapped"
"tear the paper"
3. snap, crack
break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension
"The pipe snapped"
4. snap, click
move or strike with a noise
"he clicked on the light"
"his arm was snapped forward"
close with a snapping motion
"The lock snapped shut"
6. snap, crack
make a sharp sound
"his fingers snapped"
move with a snapping sound
"bullets snapped past us"
8. snatch, snatch up, snap
to grasp hastily or eagerly
"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
put in play with a snap
"snap a football"
10. snap, click, flick
cause to make a snapping sound
"snap your fingers"
11. break down, lose it, 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"
bring the jaws together
"he snapped indignantly"
13. photograph, snap, shoot
record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident"
"She snapped a picture of the President"
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