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English translation of 'zuschnappen'

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zuschnappen

Verb Table intransitive verb separable
1.  (zubeißen)
der Hund schnappte zu the dog snapped at me/him etc
2.  (figurative)
[Polizei] to pounce
3.  auxiliary 'sein' [Schloss] to snap shut
[Falle] (literal) to snap shut
(figurative) to close

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Example Sentences Including 'zuschnappen'

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Damit würde in den wichtigsten Windregionen Deutschlands der sogenannte " Fünf-Prozent-Deckel " sofort zuschnappen :
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Derzeit befindet sich die 30köpfige Gruppe in Heidelberg in einem Wettlauf mit japanischen Labors, um den Schlüssel zu finden, der das Apoptoseschloß normalerweise zuschnappen läßt.
Der Spiegel
Quentin versucht durch zu spätes Vorrücken die Abseitsfalle zuschnappen zu lassen und ermöglichtdem Gegner einen schnellen Durchbruch auf der rechten Seite.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (1994)
Was bedrohlich war an ihr, wird spätestens in dem Augenblick gebannt, in dem die Handschellen um ihre Gelenke zuschnappen.
Die Tageszeitung (1999)

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Used Rarely. zuschnappen is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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