Snap

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.] 1. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle. [1913 Webster]

Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound. [1913 Webster]

3. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth. [1913 Webster]

He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has been snapped by it at last. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; -- usually with up. --Granville. [1913 Webster]

5. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip. [1913 Webster]

MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

6. To project with a snap. [1913 Webster]

7. (Cricket) To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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