Snap Snap, v. i. 1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps. [1913 Webster]

But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps. [1913 Webster]

3. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait. [1913 Webster]

4. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as, to snap at a child. [1913 Webster]

5. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped. [1913 Webster]

6. Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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