Meaning of SNAP in English

I. verb (~ped; ~ping) Etymology: Dutch or Low German ~pen; akin to Middle High German ~pen to ~ Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. to make a sudden closing of the jaws ; seize something sharply with the mouth , to grasp at something eagerly ; make a pounce or snatch , to utter sharp biting words ; bark out irritable or peevish retorts, 3. to break suddenly with a sharp sound , to give way suddenly under strain, to make a sharp or crackling sound, to close or fit in place with an abrupt movement or sharp sound , 6. to move briskly or sharply , to undergo a sudden and rapid change (as from one condition to another) , sparkle , flash , transitive verb to seize with or as if with a ~ of the jaws, to take possession or advantage of suddenly or eagerly, 3. to retort to or interrupt curtly and irritably, to utter curtly or abruptly, to break suddenly ; break short or in two, 5. to cause to make a ~ping sound , to put into or remove from a particular position by a sudden movement or with a sharp sound , 6. to project with a ~, to put (a football) in play with a ~, c. to take photographically , to take a ~shot of, II. noun Date: 1555 an abrupt closing (as of the mouth in biting or of scissors in cutting), 2. a share of profits or booty, something that brings quick and easy profit or advantage, something that is easy and presents no problems ; cinch , a small amount ; bit , 4. an act or instance of seizing abruptly ; a sudden snatching at something, a quick short movement , a sudden sharp breaking, 5. a sound made by ~ping something , a brief sharp and usually irritable speech or retort, a sudden spell of weather , a catch or fastening that closes or locks with a click , a flat brittle cookie, ~shot , 10. the condition of being vigorous in body, mind, or spirit ; alertness, energy , a pleasing vigorous quality, the act of a center's putting the football in play from its position on the ground by quickly passing it between his legs to a teammate (as a quarterback) standing behind him, III. adverb Date: 1583 with a ~, IV. adjective Date: 1739 done, made, or carried through suddenly or without deliberation , called or taken without prior warning , fastening with a ~ , unusually easy or simple

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