There are 4 translations of snap in Spanish:

snap1

Pronunciation: /snæp/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable (sound) chasquido (masculine), ruido (masculine) seco the snap of the whip el chasquido or restallido del látigo with a snap of his fingers con un chasquido de los dedos
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    • A cacophony of loud snaps and steps echoed through the forest, oftentimes followed by the loud blast of a rifle.
    • Suddenly there was a loud snap, which sounded through the basement, and Lizzie had stopped screaming.
    • Keily heard a loud snap, like the sound of bones breaking as she flew through the air.
  • 2snap (fastener) (American English/inglés norteamericano) 2.1 (on clothes) broche (masculine) or botón (masculine) de presión, (cierre (masculine) automático (masculine) (Spain/España) 2.2 (on handbag, necklace) broche (masculine)
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    • It has a front storm flap with zipper and hidden snaps, encased elastic cuffs and bottom hem, and bar-tacking at critical stress points.
    • The custom-made cushions, covered with a durable outdoor fabric, are secured to the frame with snaps.
    • It's made from soft cotton and features Western style pockets, pearl snap details, and Lurex stitching for a cool vintage look.
  • 4 countable/numerable (photo) [colloquial/familiar] foto (feminine), instantánea (feminine)
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    • Again don't worry about the quality; it can be a passport photo or a holiday snap!
    • It means one thing to carry, and the quality is easily good enough for printable holiday snaps, he says.
    • Shot with large format cameras and lit like a film set, the production of these photographs was far more than just for holiday snaps.
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    • Controlling the king was a snap - much easier than controlling his strong willed daughter.
    • Agility courses and obedience trials are a snap for the cattle dog, so are intense sessions with Frisbee or flyball.
    • She admits in a personal essay to having thought ‘in a moment of high arrogance’ that it would be a snap.
  • 5 countable/numerable [Meteorology/Meteorología] a cold snap una ola de frío
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    • Cold snaps may lead to frosts inland, though temperatures about the coast are generally mild all year round.
    • Cold snaps won't hurt emerging leaves or closed buds, she added.
    • A snap of cold and wet weather will give rise to pneumonia in calves so stay vigilant.
  • 6 uncountable/no numerable (British English/inglés británico) 6.1 (card game)juego de baraja en el que se canta 'snap' cada vez que aparecen dos cartas iguales 6.2 (as interjection/como interjección) [colloquial/familiar] I got 83% — snap! (so did I) yo saqué un 83% — ¡chócate esa or chócatela or chócala (, yo también)!
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    • The school is also encouraging parents to introduce their children to cards games such as old maid, snap and bridge.
    • A new pack of cards is set to revolutionise the way we play snap.
    • To consolidate learning, children can make cards for a game of 'Snap', with one hand-drawn image and geographical term on each card.
  • 7 (easy task) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) it's a snap es facilísimo, está tirado [colloquial/familiar], es una papa or un bollo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar], es chancaca (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 4 translations of snap in Spanish:

snap2

vt (-pp-)

  • 1 1.1 (break) partir 1.2 (make sharp sound) she snapped the lid/book shut cerró la tapa/el libro de un golpe finger1 1
  • 2 (utter sharply) decir* bruscamente shut up, he snapped —cállate— dijo bruscamente
  • 3 (photograph) [person/thing] sacarle* una foto a he snapped the whole family in the garden le sacó una foto a toda la familia en el jardín
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    • I accept that on the fateful day you snapped and lost your self-control as a result of that build up.
    • He claimed he could not remember anything of what followed before finding blood on himself, and told the jury he must have lost his temper and snapped after years of verbal abuse from Mr Berry.
    • But for whatever reason, he snapped and lost his temper that night.
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    • The actress claims a paparazzo photographer used a telephoto lens to snap her when she was partly undressed in her home.
    • Emaleth dug around her schoolbag, came up with a sleek little digital camera and snapped my picture before I could say a word.
    • He tracked down a paparazzo photographer who had snapped him surfing, and the pictures showed he was wearing the ring before he entered the water, but not after.

vi (-pp-)

  • 1 (bite) be careful: he snaps ten cuidado, que muerde the dog snapped at my ankles el perro me quiso morder los tobillos the fish are snapping today hoy pican los peces
  • 2 2.1 (break) [twigs/branch] romperse*, quebrarse* (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [elastic] romperse* it just snapped off in my hand se me partió or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) se me quebró en la mano the plank snapped in two la tabla se partió en dos his nerves finally snapped al fin explotó my patience snapped se me acabó la paciencia 2.2 (click) to snap shut cerrarse* (con un clic)
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    • The door staircase suddenly snapped off the foundation and soared up into the clouds, suddenly being torn apart by flying shrapnel of glass and metal.
    • Twigs were snapped off trees and one twig broke free from its limb and and flew straight at Spot and took his eye right out.
    • We don't have a car any longer simply because we were fed up with having wing mirrors snapped off, windscreen wipers broken or paintwork scratched.
  • 3 (speak sharply) hablar con brusquedad sorry, I didn't mean to snap perdona, no quise saltar así no need to snap! no hace falta que te pongas así to snap at sb hablarle con brusquedad a algn
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    • I snapped at him irritably, ignoring how my heart still bruised my ribcage with every beat.
    • I just snapped at my kids for no reason other than I felt like snapping.
    • The support worker snapped at me that she didn't have any patience with me after what had happened the night before, and I shouldn't even be there, I was lucky they let me go back.
  • 4 (move quickly) the soldier snapped to attention el soldado se cuadró come on, snap to it! ¡vamos, rápido or muévete! to snap out of it (of depression) animarse, reaccionar (of lethargy, inertia) espabilarse snap out of it! ¡anímate!, ¡reacciona!

Phrasal verbs

snap back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[colloquial/familiar] recuperarse

snap up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[offer] no dejar escapar; [bargain] llevarse they'll snap it up at that price a ese precio te lo quitarán de las manos snap it up! (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] ¡date prisa!, ¡apúrate! (Latin America/América Latina) , ¡metele! (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 4 translations of snap in Spanish:

snap3

adj

  • [decision/judgment/move] precipitado, repentino to call a snap election convocar* elecciones anticipadas
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    • Beattie says his decision to call a snap election has been based on the need to urgently repair the state's system of child protection.
    • Clinton and his advisors were clearly taken aback by Barak's snap election decision.
    • My mother would make a snap judgment about him the moment she saw him, and, whether it be good or bad, when she heard he got me pregnant, all hell would break loose.

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Word of the day esporádicamente
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sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.

There are 4 translations of snap in Spanish:

snap4

adv

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Word of the day esporádicamente
adv
sporadically …
Cultural fact of the day

The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.