Definition of snap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//snæp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//snæp//
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    sharp noise
  1. 1[countable] a sudden sharp noise, especially one made by something closing or breaking She closed her purse with a snap. the snap of a twig
  2. photograph
  3. 2(also snapshot) [countable] a photograph, especially one taken quickly holiday snaps
  4. card game
  5. 3 Snap [uncountable] a card game in which players take turns to put cards down and try to be the first to call out ‘snap’ when two similar cards are put down together
  6. fastener
  7. 4(North American English) (British English press stud, popper) a type of button used for fastening clothes, consisting of two metal or plastic sections that can be pressed together
  8. see also brandy snap, cold snap
    Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the senses ‘make a sudden audible bite’ and ‘quick sharp biting sound’): probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German snappen ‘seize’; partly imitative.Extra examples I managed to get a snap of the incident. She shut the lid with a loud snap. She took a snap of all the hotels we stayed in. He heard the snap of a twig behind him.Idioms (North American English, informal) to be very easy to do This job's a snap.
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