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Pronunciation: /snæp/

Translation of snap in German:

v.t. (-pp-)

  • 1 (break) zerbrechen snap sth in two or in half etw. in zwei Stücke brechen
  • 2snap one's fingers mit den Fingern schnalzen
  • 3snap sth home or into place etw. einschnappen lassen snap shut zuschnappen lassen [Portemonnaie, Schloss] zuklappen [Buch, Etui] snap sth open etw. aufschnappen lassen

v.i. (-pp-)

  • 2 [fig.], (give way under strain) ausrasten [ugs.] my patience has finally snapped nun ist mir der Geduldsfaden aber gerissen


Phrasal verbs

ˈsnap at

v.t. (speak sharply to) anfauchen [ugs.]

snap ˈoff

v.t. & i. abbrechen

snap ˈup

v.t. [fig. infml] [sich (Dat.)] schnappen [ugs.]

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