German translation of 'snap'
(= sound) Schnappen nt
(with fingers) Schnippen nt
[of sth breaking] Knacken nt
(= click) Klicken nt
2. (photography) Schnappschuss m
3. (cards) ≈ Schnippschnapp nt
cold snap Kälteeinbruch m
plötzlich ⧫ spontan
to go snap (= make sound) schnapp machen; (sth breaking) knacken; (= break) (knackend) entzweibrechen
I bought a green one -- snap! (British) (informal) ich hab mir ein grünes gekauft -- ich auch!
1. [fingers] schnipsen mit
to snap a book shut ein Buch zuklappen
to snap a purse shut ein Portemonnaie zuschnappen lassen
2. (= break) zerbrechen
3. (photography) knipsen
(= click) (zu)schnappen ⧫ einschnappen
(= crack, break) zerbrechen
to snap shut zuschnappen
2. (= speak sharply) bellen (inf) ⧫ schnappen (inf)
to snap at sb jdn anpfeifen or anschnauzen (inf)
3. [of dog, fish etc] (figurative) schnappen (at nach)
4. (informal) (= crack up) durchdrehen (inf)
something snapped (in him) da hat (bei ihm) etwas ausgehakt (inf)
See snap off
See snap out
See snap up
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Example Sentences Including 'snap'
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The ankle snap was a perfect example.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Then the quick head snaps were another style.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is a short, sharp cold snap and that is not unusual for mid-October.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trim the asparagus and snap in half.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
YOU'LL be surprised to be told that the snap above also features a screen hunk.The Sun (2013)
Yet he has already been online posting snaps which make a mockery of our prison system.The Sun (2016)
These are the noises made by the valves in the heart as they snap shut.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
After returning from cramming school he finally snapped, say police.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It was then that something snapped.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Places in clearing are expected to be limited and snapped up quickly.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Poll watchers have learned to distrust the snap numbers.The Sun (2012)
She will face pressure to call a snap general election.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The pair were snapped getting close at the afterparty, above.The Sun (2012)
The river will be calm and then suddenly... snap.The Sun (2008)
There are reports that a combination of alcohol, stress and domestic issues caused him to snap.The Sun (2012)
There are thousands of strangers on the beach so what difference does it make if you take a quick snap?The Sun (2009)
There could be more cold snaps but there will be bouts of milder weather too.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Will this be the year to snap up that bargain holiday home?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can snap your friends and family or photograph people off the telly or magazines.The Sun (2014)
You take out your camera to snap a picture.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The cold snap since will have allowed some recovery.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Then she takes the great sticks and snaps them in two with her strong beak.Christianity Today (2000)
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'snap' in Other Languages
British English: snap /snæp/ VERB
If something snaps or if you snap it, it breaks suddenly, usually with a sharp cracking noise.
He shifted his weight and a twig snapped.
- American English: snap
- Arabic: يَقْصِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: estalar
- Chinese: 啪地折断
- Croatian: puknuti
- Czech: přelomit (se)
- Danish: knække
- Dutch: breken
- European Spanish: partir romper
- Finnish: napsauttaa
- French: casser net
- German: zerspringen
- Greek: κροταλίζω
- Italian: spezzare
- Japanese: ポキッと折る
- Korean: (...을) 딱 부러트리다
- Norwegian: kneppe
- Polish: pstryknąć
- European Portuguese: estalar
- Romanian: a se frânge
- Russian: ломать
- Latin American Spanish: partir dividir en dos
- Swedish: bryta av
- Thai: ขาดหรือแตกอย่างฉับพลัน
- Turkish: kopmak
- Ukrainian: тріскатися
- Vietnamese: đớp
British English: snap ADJECTIVE
A snap decision or action is one that is taken suddenly, often without careful thought.
I think this is too important for a snap decision.
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