Translation of snap in Spanish:
- 1 countable (sound)chasquido (masculine)the snap of the whip
ruido (masculine) secoel chasquido or restallido del látigowith a snap of his fingerscon un chasquido de los dedosExample sentences
- 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) 2.1 (on clothes)Example sentences2.2 (on handbag, necklace)
- 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.
- 3 uncountable (energy) [colloquial]Example sentences
- The vocal tone of the group was lovely but there was no oomph, no snap, no crackle and definitely no pop.
- DVDs counter a sluggish CD market by adding visual snap to the crackle of pop
- Like a bowl of rice bubbles that only needs milk, this article only needs a reader for it to go snap, crackle, pop!
- 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.
- 4 countable (photo) [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 5 countable (Meteorology)a cold snapExample sentences
- 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 (British English) 6.1 (card game)(juego de baraja en el que se canta 'snap' cada vez que aparecen dos cartas iguales)Example sentences6.2 (as interjection) [colloquial]I got 83% — snap! (so did I)
yo saqué un 83% — ¡chócate esa or chócatela or chócala (, yo también)!
- 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.
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (break)Example sentences1.2 (make sharp sound) she snapped the lid/book shut
cerró la tapa/el libro de un golpe→ finger 1 1
- 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.
- 2 (utter sharply)decir bruscamenteshut up, he snapped—cállate— dijo bruscamenteExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 (photograph)(person/thing)he snapped the whole family in the garden
sacarle una foto ale sacó una foto a toda la familia en el jardínExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 (bite) be careful: he snapsten cuidado, que muerdethe dog snapped at my anklesel perro me quiso morder los tobillosthe fish are snapping todayhoy pican los peces
- 2 2.1 (break)(twigs/branch)
quebrarse (esp (Latin America) )(elastic)it just snapped off in my hand
rompersese me partió or (esp (Latin America) ) se me quebró en la manothe plank snapped in twola tabla se partió en doshis nerves finally snappedal fin explotómy patience snappedse me acabó la paciencia2.2 (click) to snap shutcerrarse (con un clic)
- 3 (speak sharply)hablar con brusquedadsorry, I didn't mean to snapperdona, no quise saltar asíno need to snap!no hace falta que te pongas asíto snap
atsomebodyhablarle con brusquedad aalguien
- 4 (move quickly) the soldier snapped to attentionel soldado se cuadrócome on, snap to it!¡vamos, rápido or muévete!to snap out of it(of depression) animarse
reaccionar(of lethargy, inertia) espabilarsesnap out of it!¡anímate!
- to call a snap electionconvocar elecciones anticipadasExample sentences
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.