Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun snap

13 senses of snap

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")
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 2
snap -- (a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May")
       => while, piece, spell, patch -- (a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather")

Sense 3
snap bean, snap -- (tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections)
       => green bean -- (immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable)

Sense 4
gingersnap, ginger snap, snap, ginger nut -- (a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger)
       => cookie, cooky, biscuit -- (any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term))

Sense 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")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 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")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 7
snap -- (a sudden breaking)
       => break -- (the occurrence of breaking; "the break in the dam threatened the valley")

Sense 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")
       => physical property -- (any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions)

Sense 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")
       => photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic -- (a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)

Sense 10
snap, snap fastener, press stud -- (a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons")
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 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")
       => undertaking, project, task, labor -- (any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings")

Sense 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")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 13
centering, snap -- ((American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap")
       => pass, toss, flip -- ((sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb snap

13 senses of snap

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")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 2
tear, rupture, snap, bust -- (separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper")
       => separate, disunite, divide, part -- (force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea")

Sense 3
snap, crack -- (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

Sense 4
snap, click -- (move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
snap -- (close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut")
       => close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 6
snap, crack -- (make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 7
snap -- (move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 8
snatch, snatch up, snap -- (to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")
          Phrasal Verb-> snap up#1

Sense 9
snap -- (put in play with a snap; "snap a football")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 10
snap, click, flick -- (cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 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")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Sense 12
snap -- (bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly")
       => bite, seize with teeth -- (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her")

Sense 13
photograph, snap, shoot -- (record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

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