English definition of “snap”
/snæp/ verb (present participle snapping, past tense and past participle snapped)
BREAK [I, T] › If something long and thin snaps, it breaks making a short, loud sound, and if you snap it, you break it, making a short, loud sound: The twigs snapped as we walked on them. She snapped the carrot in half (= into two pieces).
snap (sth) open/shut/together, etc › to suddenly move to a particular position, making a short, loud noise, or to make something do this: She snapped the book shut. The suitcase snapped open and everything fell out.
SPEAK ANGRILY [I, T] › to say something suddenly in an angry way: "I don't know what you mean," he snapped. I was snapping at the children because I was tired.
LOSE CONTROL [I] › to suddenly be unable to control a strong feeling, especially anger: She asked me to do the work again and I just snapped.
PHOTOGRAPH [T] informal › to take a photograph of someone or something: Photographers snapped the Princess everywhere she went.
ANIMAL [I] › If an animal snaps, it tries to bite someone: The dog was barking and snapping at my ankles. → See also snap your fingers