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Spanish translation of “snap”

snap

verb /snӕp/ (past tense, past participle snapped)
(with at) to make a biting movement, to try to grasp with the teeth
intentar morder
The dog snapped at his ankles.
to break with a sudden sharp noise
partir
He snapped the stick in half The handle of the cup snapped off.
to (cause to) make a sudden sharp noise, in moving etc
chasquear, hacer/producir un ruido seco
The lid snapped shut.
to speak in a sharp especially angry way
regañar, hablar con brusquedad
’Mind your own business!’ he snapped.
to take a photograph of
sacar una foto
He snapped the children playing in the garden.
snappy adjective (comparative snappier, superlative snappiest) irritable; inclined to snap He is always rather snappy on a Monday morning. quick; prompt
rápido
You’ll have to be snappy if you’re catching that bus!
smart
elegante
He’s certainly a snappy dresser.
snappily adverb
de manera irritable
He is always snappily dressed.
snappiness noun
irritabilidad
snapshot noun a photograph taken quickly and without a lot of equipment
foto instantánea
That’s a good snapshot of the children playing in the garden.
snap one’s fingers to make a sharp noise by moving the thumb quickly across the top joint of the middle finger, as an informal gesture eg to attract someone’s attention, mark the rhythm in music etc
chasquear los dedos
She just had to snap her fingers and a servant would come running up to her.
snap up phrasal verb to grab eagerly
llevarse
I saw this bargain in the shop and snapped it up straight away The bargains were snapped up.
(Definition of snap from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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