Synonyms of snap


1. catch, grab, snatch, snap, touch, touching

usage: the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

2. snap, while, piece, spell, patch

usage: a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"

3. snap bean, snap, green bean

usage: tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections

4. gingersnap, ginger snap, snap, ginger nut, cookie, cooky, biscuit

usage: a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger

5. snap, noise

usage: the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"

6. crack, cracking, snap, noise

usage: a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

7. snap, break

usage: a sudden breaking

8. elasticity, snap, physical property

usage: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap"

9. snapshot, snap, shot, photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic

usage: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

10. snap, snap fastener, press stud, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

usage: a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound; "children can manage snaps better than buttons"

11. cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake, undertaking, project, task, labor

usage: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"

12. snap, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "he gave his fingers a snap"

13. centering, snap, pass, toss, flip

usage: (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"


1. snap, snarl, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"

2. tear, rupture, snap, bust, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"

3. snap, crack, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped"

4. snap, click, move

usage: move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light"; "his arm was snapped forward"

5. snap, close, shut

usage: close with a snapping motion; "The lock snapped shut"

6. snap, crack, sound, go

usage: make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"

7. snap, move

usage: move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"

8. snatch, snatch up, snap, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

9. snap, hit

usage: put in play with a snap; "snap a football"

10. snap, click, flick, move

usage: cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers"

11. break down, lose it, snap, act, behave, do

usage: lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped"

12. snap, bite, seize with teeth

usage: bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly"

13. photograph, snap, shoot, record, enter, put down

usage: record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"

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Definition and meaning of snap (Dictionary)