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English definition of “snap”

snap

verb (MOVE QUICKLY)    /snæp/ (-pp-)
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to move into a position quickly , producing a short noise as if breaking : Tendons store elastic energy by stretching and then snapping back into shape like rubber bands . Simply snap the pieces into place .Moving quicklySounds made by objects, movement or impact [I + adv/prep] to quickly return to a previous place or condition : After substantial losses last year , the company has snapped back to profitability (= started making profits again).Returning to a placeRestoring and reviving snap shut C2 If something snaps shut or is snapped shut , it closes quickly with a sudden sharp sound : She snapped her book shut and got up to leave . Her mouth snapped shut when she realized he'd heard everything she'd said about him.Closing and blocking
(Definition of snap verb (MOVE QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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