1 : to seize with or as if with a snap of the jaws
2 : to take possession or advantage of suddenly or eagerly -- usually used with up
3 a : to retort to or interrupt curtly and irritably b : to utter curtly or abruptly
4 : to break suddenly : break short or in two
5 a : to cause to make a snapping sound b : to put into or remove from a particular position by a sudden movement or with a sharp sound
6 a : to project with a snap b : to put (a football) in play with a snap c (1) : to take photographically (2) : to take a snapshot of
verb (snapped, snapping) 1 break with a sharp cracking sound. 2 (of an animal) make a sudden audible bite. 3 open or close with a brisk movement or sharp sound. 4 (snap up) quickly secure (something that is in short supply). 5 suddenly lose one’s self-control. 6 say something quickly and irritably. 7 (snap out of) informal get out of (a bad mood) by a sudden effort. 8 take a snapshot of.
Encarta:11. transitive verb U.S. flick something away: to flick something away with a finger coming forward sharply from the thumb
1. To make a brisk sharp cracking sound: “Logs snapped in the grate” (James Fox). 2. To break suddenly with a brisk, sharp, cracking sound. 3a. To give way abruptly under pressure or tension: With so many people crowding onto the platform, its supports snapped. b. To suffer a physical or mental breakdown, especially while under stress: feared that the troops would snap from fatigue. 4. To bring the jaws briskly together, often with a clicking sound; bite. 5. To snatch or grasp suddenly and with eagerness: snap at a chance to go to China. 6. To speak abruptly or sharply: snapped at the child. 7. To move swiftly and smartly: snap to attention. See synonyms at jerk1. 8. To flash or appear to flash light; sparkle: eyes that snapped with anger. 9. To open, close, or fit together with a click: The lock snapped shut. The jacket snaps in front.
TRANSITIVE VERB:1. To snatch at with or as if with the teeth; bite. 2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound. 3. To utter abruptly or sharply: The sergeant snapped out a command. 4a. To cause to emit a snapping sound: snap a whip. b. To close or latch with a snapping sound: snapped the purse shut. 5. To cause to move abruptly and smartly: “His head was snapped back by a sudden scream from the bed” (James Michener). 6a. To take (a photograph). b. To photograph: snapped the winner on the podium. 7. Football To center (a football); hike.
-------http://www.dwds.de/?woerterbuch=1&kompakt=1&s... schnippen /Vb./
1. etw. s. einem kleinen Gegenstand durch eine federnde Bewegung des Zeigefingers einen heftigen Stoß versetzen, so daß er davonfliegt
: Kuchenkrümel von der Decke, einen Zigarettenstummel vom Tisch s.; ein Stäubchen vom Revers des Jacketts s.
2. mit der Hand, den Fingern s. die Kuppe des Mittelfingers von der Daumenkuppe herab auf den Ballen schlagen und dabei ein helles, knackendes Geräusch erzeugen: er schnippte den Mittelfinger vom Daumen
zu 1 beiseite-, hinaus-, hinein-, wegschnippen
to flip schnippen
to flip wegschnippen