Meaning of SNAP in English

SNAP

I.

noun

Snap is used before these nouns: ↑ closure

Snap is used after these nouns: ↑ holiday

II.

verb

1 break suddenly with a sharp noise

ADVERB

▪ suddenly

The branch suddenly snapped.

▪ easily

▪ off

One of the table's legs had been snapped off.

PHRASES

▪ ~ (sth) in half , ~ (sth) in two

She picked up the pencil and snapped it in two.

2 move quickly with a sharp noise

PHRASES

▪ ~ (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

ADVERB

▪ angrily , harshly , impatiently , irritably , sarcastically , sharply

▪ back

‘How should I know?’ Jen snapped back.

PREPOSITION

▪ at

He lost his temper and snapped irritably at the children.

4 lose control

ADVERB

▪ finally

My patience finally snapped.

▪ suddenly

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

III.

adj.

Snap is used with these nouns: ↑ decision , ↑ judgement

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .