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snap verb

1 break suddenly with a sharp noise

ADV. suddenly The branch suddenly snapped.

PHRASES snap (sth) in half/two She picked up the pencil and snapped it in two.

2 move (sth) quickly with a sharp noise

PHRASES snap (sth) open/shut She snapped the lid shut. | snap (sth) together The plastic pieces snap together to make a replica of a dinosaur.

3 speak in a quick angry way

ADV. angrily, impatiently, irritably, sarcastically, sharply | back ‘How should I know?’ Zen snapped back.

PREP. at He lost his temper and snapped irritably at the children.

4 lose control

ADV. finally My patience finally snapped.