Synonyms for snap

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : snap
Phonetic Transcription : snæp

Top 10 synonyms for snap Other synonyms for the word snap

Définition of snap

Origin :
  • 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).
  • As an adjective from 1790. Commonly used to indicate instantaneous action, e.g. 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.
  • noun easy thing to accomplish
  • verb separate, break
  • verb bite, seize
  • verb speak sharply
Example sentences :
  • It broke with a snap and there was not a thing she could do.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • If he was to be believed, he used to snap you regular at point.'
  • Extract from : « Echoes of the War » by J. M. Barrie
  • She only holds him by a thread; and if you draw it too tight (I know his temper) it'll snap.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • "Then you will not speak," she said, opening her parasol with a snap.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • With them it was snap and slash and get away, snap and slash and get away.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • It closed with a snap behind him, cutting off the pursuing howls of rage.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • Then he fought, his teeth flashing in a snap that sank them into the hand.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • He could not quite suppress a snarl, but he made no offer to snap.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • Weedon Scott had believed that he was quick enough to avoid any snap or slash.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • Unless you tell me that I mind a snap of my fingers where the Duke of Strelsau is.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner of Zenda » by Anthony Hope

Antonyms for snap

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