Meaning of SNAP in English
Snap is used before these nouns: ↑ closure
Snap is used after these nouns: ↑ holiday
1 break suddenly with a sharp noise
The branch suddenly snapped.
One of the table's legs had been snapped off.
▪ ~ (sth) in half , ~ (sth) in two
She picked up the pencil and snapped it in two.
2 move quickly with a sharp noise
▪ ~ (sth) open , ~ (sth) shut
She snapped the lid shut.
▪ ~ (sth) together
The plastic pieces ~ together to make a replica of a dinosaur.
3 speak in a quick angry way
▪ angrily , harshly , impatiently , irritably , sarcastically , sharply
‘How should I know?’ Jen snapped back.
He lost his temper and snapped irritably at the children.
4 lose control
My patience finally snapped.
TV reports of a man who suddenly snapped and killed himself and his family
▪ just , simply
I guess he just snapped.
Snap is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ dog , ↑ elastic , ↑ patience , ↑ photographer , ↑ self-control , ↑ twig
Snap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ finger , ↑ jaw , ↑ photo , ↑ picture , ↑ salute , ↑ shot , ↑ streak , ↑ twig
Snap is used with these nouns: ↑ decision , ↑ judgement
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012