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Spit vs. Snap

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Spitnoun

A thin metal or wooden rod on which meat is skewered for cooking, often over a fire.

Snapnoun

A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound.

Spitnoun

A generally low, narrow, pointed, usually sandy peninsula.

Snapnoun

A sudden break.

Spitnoun

(uncountable) Saliva, especially when expectorated.

‘There was spit all over the washbasin.’;

Snapnoun

An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab.

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Spitnoun

(countable) An instance of spitting; specifically, a light fall of rain or snow.

Snapnoun

The act of making a snapping sound by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm.

Spitnoun

The depth to which the blade of a spade goes into the soil when it is used for digging; a layer of soil of the depth of a spade's blade.

Snapnoun

A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used.

Spitnoun

The amount of soil that a spade holds; a spadeful.

Snapnoun

(informal) A photograph; a snapshot.

‘We took a few snaps of the old church before moving on.’;

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Spitverb

(transitive) To impale on a spit; to pierce with a sharp object.

‘to spit a loin of veal’;

Snapnoun

The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.

Spitverb

(transitive) To use a spit to cook; to attend to food that is cooking on a spit.

‘She’s spitting the roast in the kitchen.’;

Snapnoun

A thin circular cookie or similar baked good.

‘a ginger snap’;

Spitverb

(ambitransitive) To evacuate (saliva or another substance) from the mouth, etc.

Snapnoun

A brief, sudden period of a certain weather; used primarily in the phrase cold snap.

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Spitverb

(ambitransitive) To emit or expel in a manner similar to evacuating saliva from the mouth; specifically, to rain or snow slightly.

‘a hot pan spitting droplets of fat’;

Snapnoun

A very short period of time (figuratively, the time taken to snap one's fingers), or a task that can be accomplished in such a period.

‘It'll be a snap to get that finished.’; ‘I can fix most vacuum cleaners in a snap.’;

Spitverb

(ambitransitive) To utter (something) violently.

Snapnoun

A snap bean such as Phaseolus vulgaris.

Spitverb

To rap, to utter.

Snapnoun

(American football) The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike.

Spitverb

To dig (something) using a spade; also, to turn (the soil) using a plough.

Snapnoun

A rivet: a scrapbooking embellishment.

Spitverb

To plant (something) using a spade.

Snapnoun

A small meal, a snack; lunch.

Spitverb

To dig, to spade.

Snapnoun

(uncountable) A card game, primarily for children, in which players cry "snap" to claim pairs of matching cards as they are turned up.

Spitnoun

A long, slender, pointed rod, usually of iron, for holding meat while roasting.

Snapnoun

(obsolete) A greedy fellow.

Spitnoun

A small point of land running into the sea, or a long, narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as, a spit of sand.

Snapnoun

That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.

Spitnoun

The depth to which a spade goes in digging; a spade; a spadeful.

Snapnoun

briskness; vigour; energy; decision

Spitnoun

The secretion formed by the glands of the mouth; spitle; saliva; sputum.

Snapnoun

Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained. used primarily in the phrase soft snap.

Spitverb

To thrust a spit through; to fix upon a spit; hence, to thrust through or impale; as, to spit a loin of veal.

Snapnoun

(slang) Something that is easy or effortless.

Spitverb

To spade; to dig.

Snapnoun

A snapper, or snap beetle.

Spitverb

To attend to a spit; to use a spit.

‘She's spitting in the kitchen.’;

Snapnoun

jounce (the fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time), followed by crackle and pop

Spitverb

To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other matter, from the mouth.

Snapnoun

A quick offhand shot with a firearm; a snap shot.

Spitverb

To eject; to throw out; to belch.

Snapnoun

(colloquial) Something of no value.

‘not worth a snap’;

Spitverb

To throw out saliva from the mouth.

Snapnoun

(internet) A visual message sent through the Snapchat application.

Spitverb

To rain or snow slightly, or with sprinkles.

‘It had been spitting with rain.’;

Snapnoun

(uncountable) A crisp or pithy quality; epigrammatic point or force.

Spitnoun

a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea

Snapnoun

A tool used by riveters.

Spitnoun

a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

Snapnoun

A tool used by glass-moulders.

Spitnoun

a skewer for holding meat over a fire

Snapnoun

A brief theatrical engagement.

Spitnoun

the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

Snapnoun

An easy and profitable place or task; a sinecure.

Spitverb

expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth;

‘The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer’;

Snapnoun

A cheat or sharper.

Spitverb

utter with anger or contempt

Snapverb

To fracture or break apart suddenly.

‘He snapped his stick in anger.’; ‘If you bend it too much, it will snap.’;

Spitverb

rain gently;

‘It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack.

‘Blazing firewood snaps.’;

Spitverb

drive a skewer through;

‘skewer the meat for the BBQ’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite.

‘A dog snaps at a passenger. A fish snaps at the bait.’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness.

‘She snapped at the chance to appear on television.’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply.

‘He snapped at me for the slightest mistake.’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly.

Snapverb

(intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension.

‘She should take a break before she snaps.’;

Snapverb

(intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light.

Snapverb

(intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound.

Snapverb

To jump to a fixed position relative to another element.

‘The floating toolbar will snap to the edge of the screen when dragged towards it.’;

Snapverb

(transitive) To snatch with or as if with the teeth.

Snapverb

(transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound; to pop loose.

Snapverb

(transitive) To say abruptly or sharply.

Snapverb

To speak to abruptly or sharply; to treat snappishly; usually with up.

Snapverb

(transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound.

‘to snap a fastener’; ‘to snap a whip’;

Snapverb

(transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener.

Snapverb

(transitive) A video of a person snapping their fingers.Alternative snapping techniqueTo snap one's fingers: to make a snapping sound, often by pressing the thumb and an opposing finger of the same hand together and suddenly releasing the grip so that the finger hits against the palm; alternatively, by bringing the index finger quickly down onto the middle finger and thumb.

Snapverb

(transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly.

Snapverb

(transitive) To take a photograph; to release a camera's shutter (which may make a snapping sound).

‘He snapped a picture of me with my mouth open and my eyes closed.’;

Snapverb

To put the ball in play by passing it from the center to a back; to hike the ball.

‘He can snap the ball to a back twenty yards behind him.’;

Snapverb

To misfire.

‘The gun snapped.’;

Snapverb

To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).

Snapinterjection

The winning cry at a game of snap.

Snapinterjection

(British) By extension from the card game, "I've got one the same." or similar

‘Snap! We've both got pink buckets and spades.’;

Snapinterjection

(British) Ritual utterance of agreement (after the cry in the card game snap).

Snapinterjection

(North America) Used in place of expletive to express surprise, usually in response to a negative statement or news; often used facetiously.

‘"I just ran over your phone with my car." "Oh, snap!"’;

Snapinterjection

Ritual utterance used after something is said by two people at exactly the same time.

‘"Wasn't that John?" "Wasn't that John?" "Snap!"’;

Snapadjective

(informal) Done, performed, made, etc. quickly and without deliberation.

‘a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention’;

Snapverb

To break at once; to break short, as substances that are brittle.

‘Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks.’;

Snapverb

To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.

Snapverb

To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.

‘He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has been snapped by it at last.’;

Snapverb

To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat snappishly; - usually with up.

Snapverb

To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to snap a whip.

‘MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly.’;

Snapverb

To project with a snap.

Snapverb

To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled ball).

Snapverb

To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as, a mast snaps; a needle snaps.

‘But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the hand that employs it.’;

Snapverb

To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.

Snapverb

To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth; to catch eagerly (at anything); - often with at; as, a dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.

Snapverb

To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; - often with at; as, to snap at a child.

Snapverb

To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.

Snapverb

Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.

Snapnoun

A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.

Snapnoun

A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.

Snapnoun

A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.

Snapnoun

A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.

Snapnoun

A greedy fellow.

Snapnoun

That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.

‘He's a nimble fellow,And alike skilled in every liberal science,As having certain snaps of all.’;

Snapnoun

A sudden severe interval or spell; - applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.

Snapnoun

A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.

Snapnoun

A snap beetle.

Snapnoun

A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; - used chiefly in the plural.

Snapnoun

Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.

Snapnoun

Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.

Snapnoun

Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where work is light, a bargain, etc.

Snapnoun

A snap shot with a firearm.

Snapnoun

A snapshot.

Snapnoun

Something of no value; as, not worth a snap.

Snapnoun

The action of snapping the ball back, from the center usu. to the quarterback, which commences the play (down), and, if the clock had stopped, restarts the timer clock; a snap back.

Snapadjective

Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment or decision; a snap political convention.

Snapnoun

the act of catching an object with the hands;

‘Mays made the catch with his back to the plate’; ‘he made a grab for the ball before it landed’; ‘Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away’; ‘the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion’;

Snapnoun

a spell of cold weather;

‘a cold snap in the middle of May’;

Snapnoun

tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections

Snapnoun

a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger

Snapnoun

the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand;

‘servants appeared at the snap of his fingers’;

Snapnoun

a sudden sharp noise;

‘the crack of a whip’; ‘he heard the cracking of the ice’; ‘he can hear the snap of a twig’;

Snapnoun

a sudden breaking

Snapnoun

the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed;

‘the waistband had lost its snap’;

Snapnoun

an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera;

‘my snapshots haven't been developed yet’; ‘he tried to get unposed shots of his friends’;

Snapnoun

a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound;

‘children can manage snaps better than buttons’;

Snapnoun

any undertaking that is easy to do;

‘marketing this product will be no picnic’;

Snapnoun

the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand;

‘he gave his fingers a snap’;

Snapnoun

(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back;

‘the quarterback fumbled the snap’;

Snapverb

utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone;

‘The sales clerky snapped a reply at the angry customer’; ‘The guard snarled at us’;

Snapverb

separate or cause to separate abruptly;

‘The rope snapped’; ‘tear the paper’;

Snapverb

break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;

‘The rope snapped’;

Snapverb

move or strike with a noise;

‘he clicked on the light’; ‘his arm was snapped forward’;

Snapverb

snap close with a sound;

‘The lock snapped shut’;

Snapverb

make a sharp sound;

‘his fingers snapped’;

Snapverb

move with a snapping sound;

‘bullets snapped past us’;

Snapverb

to grasp hastily or eagerly;

‘Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone’;

Snapverb

put in play with a snap;

‘snap a football’;

Snapverb

cause to make a snapping sound;

‘snap your fingers’;

Snapverb

lose control of one's emotions;

‘When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely’; ‘When her baby died, she snapped’;

Snapverb

record on photographic film;

‘I photographed the scene of the accident’; ‘She snapped a picture of the President’;

Snapverb

break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound

‘guitar strings kept snapping’; ‘dead twigs can be snapped off’;

Snapverb

emit a sudden, sharp cracking sound

‘banners snapping in the breeze’;

Snapverb

move or alter with a brisk movement and typically a sharp sound

‘his mouth snapped into a tight, straight line’; ‘Rosa snapped her bag shut’;

Snapverb

(of an animal) make a sudden audible bite

‘a dog was snapping at his heels’;

Snapverb

suddenly lose one's self-control

‘she claims she snapped after years of violence’;

Snapverb

say something quickly and irritably

‘‘I really don't much care,’ she snapped’; ‘McIllvanney snapped at her’;

Snapverb

take a snapshot of

‘photographers were snapping away at her’; ‘he planned to spend the time snapping rare wildlife’;

Snapverb

put (the ball) into play by a quick backward movement

‘time will not be resumed until the ball is snapped on the next play’;

Snapnoun

a sudden, sharp cracking sound or movement

‘she closed her purse with a snap’;

Snapnoun

vigour or liveliness of style or action; zest

‘the snap of the dialogue’;

Snapnoun

a hurried, irritable tone or manner

‘‘I'm still waiting,’ he said with a snap’;

Snapnoun

a snapshot

‘holiday snaps’;

Snapnoun

a card game in which cards from two piles are turned over simultaneously and players call ‘snap’ as quickly as possible when two similar cards are exposed.

Snapnoun

said when similar objects turn up or two similar events take place

‘‘Snap!’ They looked at each other's ties with a smile’;

Snapnoun

a sudden brief spell of cold or otherwise distinctive weather

‘a cold snap’;

Snapnoun

food, especially food taken to work to be eaten during a break.

Snapnoun

an easy task

‘a control panel that makes operation a snap’;

Snapnoun

a quick backward movement of the ball from the ground that begins a play.

Snapnoun

a small fastener on clothing, engaged by pressing its two halves together; a press stud

‘a black cloth jacket with a lot of snaps and attachments’;

Snapadjective

done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice

‘he could call a snap election’; ‘a snap decision’;

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