snap back
intransitive verb Date: 1945 to make a quick or vigorous recovery

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  • Snap back — Snap Snap, n. [Cf. D. snap a snatching. See {Snap}, v. t.] 1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth. [1913 Webster] 3. A sudden, sharp motion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snap|back — «SNAP BAK», noun. 1. U.S. Informal. a snapping back to a former or normal condition; bounceback. 2. Football. a) the passing back of the ball which puts it in play; snap. b) center …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap back — index retort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • snap back — UK US snap back Phrasal Verb with snap({{}}/snæp/ verb [T] ( pp ) ► [I] to quickly return to a previous condition: snap back from sth »The market snapped back last week from its free fall. »The Dow Jones Industrial Average, down more than 37 in… …   Financial and business terms

  • snap back — verb recover quickly After the surgery, the patient snapped back in a few days • Hypernyms: ↑recuperate, ↑recover, ↑convalesce • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap back — Synonyms and related words: answer, backfire, backlash, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, come back at, fly back, have repercussions, kick, kick back, lash back, react, rebound, recalcitrate, recoil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • snap back — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get better, revive, become stronger; see improve 2 , recover 2 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • snap back — make a quick recovery, make a sudden rebound; (Football) pass the ball backward through the legs (usually to the quarterback) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snap-back — …   Useful english dictionary

  • To snap back — Snap Snap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snapping}.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap up, to snatch; akin to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel beak, bill. Cf. {Neb}, {Snaffle}, n.] 1. To break at once; to break… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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