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snap
British English: /snap/
American English: /snæp/

Translation of snap in French:

noun

  • 2 (bite) with a sudden snap of his jaws, the fox…
    d'un brusque claquement des mâchoires, le renard…
  • 3
    [informal]
    (Photography) holiday (British English) ou vacation (American English) snap
    photo (f) de vacances
  • 5
    [informal]
    (American English) (easy thing) it's a snap!
    c'est du gâteau (informal)!

adjective

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 (click)
    faire claquer (fingers, jaws, elastic)
    to snap something shut
    fermer quelque chose avec un bruit sec
  • 2 (break)
    (faire) casser net [quelque chose]
  • 3 (say crossly)
    dire [quelque chose] hargneusement
    ‘stop it!’ she snapped
    ‘arrête!’ a-t-elle dit or répondu hargneusement
  • 4
    [informal]
    (Photography)
    prendre une photo de (person, building etc)

exclamation

  • 1 (Games)
    bataille!
  • 2
    [informal]
    snap! we're wearing the same tie!
    coïncidence! nous portons la même cravate!

intransitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1 [literal] (break)
    (branch, bone, pole)
    se casser
    (elastic, rope, wire)
    (se) casser
    the mast snapped in two
    le mât s'est cassé en deux
  • 2 [figurative] (lose control)
    (person)
    être à bout, craquer (informal)
    suddenly something just snapped in me my patience finally snapped
    ma patience était arrivée à bout
  • 3 (click) to snap open/shut
    s'ouvrir/se fermer d'un coup sec
    (louder) s'ouvrir/se fermer avec un claquement
    the attachment snapped into place
    l'accessoire s'est encastré avec un claquement
  • 4 (speak sharply)
    parler hargneusement

Idioms

snap out of it (informal)!

cesse de faire la tête or la gueule (slang)!

snap to it (informal)!

et plus vite que ça (informal)!

to snap to attention

(Military)
se figer au garde-à-vous

Phrasal verbs

snap at

snap at [something/somebody] 1.1 (speak sharply)
parler hargneusement à (person)
1.2 (bite)
(dog, fish etc)
essayer de mordre

snap off

1 snap off
(branch, knob, protrusion)
casser net
2 snap off [something], snap [something] off
casser [quelque chose] net

snap out

snap out [something]
glapir (order, reply)

snap up

snap up [something]
arracher (bargain, opportunity)

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