snap at someone Definition
verb snapped, snapping
- tr & intr
1. To break suddenly and cleanly with a sharp cracking noise.
- Example: He snapped the stick over his knee
2. To make or cause to make a sharp noise.
tr & intr
3. To move quickly and forcefully into place with a sharp sound.
- Example: The lid snapped shut
- Thesaurus: fasten, clasp, catch, close, lock.
4. To speak sharply in sudden irritation.
- To take a photograph of someone or something, especially spontaneously and with a hand-held camera.
- To lose one's senses or self-control suddenly.
- Example: When he answered me back I just snapped
- To pass (the ball) from the line of the scrimmage back to the quarterback.
- 1. The act or sound of snapping.
- A photograph, especially taken spontaneously and with a hand-held camera.
4. A sudden bite.
5. A crisp biscuit or savoury.
6. A crisp and lively quality in style.
7. A cold snap.
8. A card game in which all the cards played are collected by the first player to shout ‘snap' on spotting a pair of matching cards laid down by consecutive players.
9. Amer football.
- The play which involves the passing of the ball from the line of scrimmage back to the quarterback.
- 1. The word shouted in the card game (see noun 8 above).
2. The word used to highlight any matching pairs, circumstances, etc.
- 1. Taken or made spontaneously, without long consideration.
- Example: a snap decision
- 1. With a snapping sound.
- To make a short loud snapping sound by flicking one's fingers sharply, usually to attract attention.
- To show contempt or defiance.
- To answer irritably and rudely.
To bring oneself out of a state or condition, eg of sulking or depression.
Phrasal Verb: snap at someone
- To speak abruptly with anger or impatience.
- To make a biting or grasping movement towards it.
- Example: The dog snapped at the biscuit in the boy's hand
- Else to break something off it.
- Example: She snapped the head off her doll
- To obtain them for employment, as a partner in a relationship, etc.
- Example: You'd better move quick or she'll be snapped up
- To acquire, purchase or seize it eagerly.
- Example: He snapped up the opportunity
- To answer or interrupt rudely or sharply.