Synonyms of snap in English:

snap


See definition of snap

verb

1‘the safety rope snapped and Davis was sucked under the water’

SYNONYMS

break, break in two, break into two, fracture, splinter, separate, come apart, part, split, crack

informal bust

ANTONYMS

hold

2‘she claims she snapped after years of violence’

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lose one's self-control, crack, freak, freak out, get overwrought, go to pieces, get hysterical, get worked up, flare up

informal crack up, lose one's cool, blow one's top, fly off the handle

British informal throw a wobbly

3‘a white Range Rover passed, the Union flag snapping from a small mast on the bonnet’

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crack, flick, click, crackle

flutter, wave, flap, quiver, vibrate

4‘a dog was snapping at his heels’

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bite, gnash its teeth

try to bite, try to nip

5‘‘I'm not that old!’ Anna snapped’

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say roughly, speak roughly, say brusquely, speak brusquely, say nastily, speak nastily, say abruptly, speak abruptly, say angrily, speak angrily, bark, snarl, growl, fling, hurl

lash out at

retort, rejoin, riposte, retaliate, snap back

round on someone

informal jump down someone's throat, fly off the handle at

6‘they could see photographers snapping the royal shooting party’

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photograph, get a photo of, get a photograph of, take a photo of, take a photograph of, take someone's photo, take someone's picture, get a picture of, take a picture of, picture, get a snap of, get a snapshot of, take a snap of, take a snapshot of, take, shoot, get a shot of, take a shot of, take a likeness of, record, film, capture on celluloid, capture on film, record on celluloid, record on film


noun

1‘she closed her purse with a snap’

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click, crack, pop, clink, tick, report, smack, whack, crackle

2‘there was a sudden cold snap immediately after Christmas’

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period, spell, time, interval, season, stretch, run

British informal patch, spot

3‘the snap of the dialogue’

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dynamism, life, go, energy, spirit, vigour, vigorousness, liveliness, sparkle, vivacity, vitality, sprightliness, force, forcefulness, drive, strength, animation, verve, panache, elan, enthusiasm, exuberance, gusto, brio, zest, bite

informal oomph, pizzazz, zing, zip, feistiness

ANTONYMS

inertia, lethargy

4‘Mark showed me his holiday snaps of Barbados’

SYNONYMS

photograph, picture, photo, shot, snapshot, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enprint, enlargement


Phrases

    snap out of it

      ‘you've had a bad time, and now you're snapping out of it’

      SYNONYMS

      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 up

      informal

      get one's act together, buck up

      ANTONYMS

      mope

    snap something up

      ‘people are snapping up bargains all over the place’

      SYNONYMS

      buy eagerly, buy quickly, jump at, accept eagerly, snatch at, take advantage of, snatch, grasp, grasp with both hands, pounce on, swoop down on

      ANTONYMS

      pass up