snap

snap VERB (snapped, snapping) 1) break with a sharp cracking sound. 2) (of an animal) make a sudden audible bite. 3) open or close with a brisk movement or sharp sound. 4) (snap up) quickly secure (something that is in short supply). 5) suddenly lose one's self-control. 6) say something quickly and irritably. 7) (snap out of) informal get out of (a bad mood) by a sudden effort. 8) take a snapshot of.
NOUN 1) an act or sound of snapping. 2) a brief spell of cold or otherwise distinctive weather. 3) vigour; liveliness. 4) a snapshot. 5) Brit. a card game in which players compete to call ‘snap’ as soon as two cards of the same type are exposed. 6) a crisp, brittle biscuit.
ADJECTIVE done or taken on the spur of the moment: a snap decision.
ORIGIN probably from Dutch or Low German snappen 'seize' .

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