One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often in imperative Get out of (a bad or unhappy mood) by a sudden effort.‘come on, Fran—snap out of it!’
recover, recover control of oneself, regain control of oneself, recover control of one's emotions, regain control of one's emotions, recover one's composure, regain one's composure, recover one's calm, regain one's calm, recover one's self-control, regain one's self-control, get a grip on oneself, get a hold on oneself, take a grip on oneself, take a hold on oneself, pull oneself together, get over it, become one's old self, get better, cheer up, become cheerful, perk upView synonyms
- ‘Neil snapped out of his slightly angry mood and smiled at the tone of her voice.’
- ‘‘Alright,’ she agreed, snapping out of her brief mood lapse.’
- ‘Then all of a sudden Torrine seemed to snap out of his trance and turned back to staring melancholy at the twirling couples.’
- ‘Ashley snaps out of her mood and answers, ‘Sometimes I guess.’’
- ‘Look, I'm making an effort to snap out of the epic sulk brought on by all this.’
- ‘Something that seems strange to other people: occasionally he raises his voice all of a sudden, without rhyme or reason, as if snapping out of a daydream, and announces that if any man knows Paris, inside and out, it's him!’
- ‘‘Oh,’ Matt said, snapping out of what thoughts he was thinking.’
- ‘Jalg however, seemed to snap out of whatever daze he was in and began to taunt her.’
- ‘Now, though, it is time to snap out of plum pudding-induced lethargy and get your neural circuits sparking again.’
- ‘Maybe if they started up a conversation and tried to involve him, he'd snap out of whatever trance he was in.’
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