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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Snap


SNAP, verb transitive

1. To break at once; to break short; as substances that are brittle. Breaks the doors open, smaps the locks.

2. To strike with a sharp sound.

3. To bite or seize suddenly with the teeth.

4. To break upon suddenly with sharp angry words.

5. To crack; as, to snap a whip.

TO snap OFF,

1. To break suddenly.

2. To bite off suddenly.

TO snap ONE UP, TO snap ONE UP SHORT, to treat with sharp words.

SNAP, verb intransitive

1. To break short; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast or spar snaps; a needle snaps. If steel is too hard, that is, too brittle, with the least bending, it will snap

2. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; as, a dog snaps at a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.

3. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words.

SNAP, noun

1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.

2. A sudden eager bite; a sudden seizing or effort to seize with the teeth.

3. A crack of a whip.

4. A greedly fellow.

5. A catch; a theft.