What is a Snap?

A snap is something you eat that is slender and brittle. A snap is also defined, as a verb, “to break suddenly, especially with a sharp, cracking sound, as something slender and brittle.”

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So a sesame snap is a slender and brittle dessert comprising sesame seeds and sugar. Some recipes also include some honey and berries.

SNAP dictionary definitions:

verb: snap; 3rd person present: snaps; past tense: snapped; past participle: snapped; gerund or present participle: snapping
  1. 1.
    break or cause to break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound.
    “guitar strings kept snapping”
    synonyms: breakfracturesplinter, come apart, splitcrack;

    “the ruler snapped”
    • emit a sudden, sharp cracking sound.
      “banners snapping in the breeze”
    • (of an animal) make a sudden audible bite.
      “a dog was snapping at his heels”
      synonyms: bite;

      gnash its teeth
      “a dog was snapping at his heels”
    • cause to move or alter in a specified way with a brisk movement and typically a sharp sound.
      “Rosa snapped her bag shut”
    • suddenly lose one’s self-control.
      “she claims she snapped after years of violence”
      synonyms: flare up, lose one’s self-control, freak out, go to pieces, get worked up; More

    • say something quickly and irritably to someone.
      “McIllvanney snapped at her”
      synonyms: say roughly, say brusquely, say abruptly, say angrily, barksnarlgrowlMore

  2. 2.
    take a snapshot of.
    “he planned to spend the time snapping rare wildlife”
  3. 3.
    put (the ball) into play by a quick backward movement from the ground.
  4. 4.
    fasten with snaps.
    “he pulled a white rubber swim hat over his head and snapped it under his chin”
noun: snap; plural noun: snaps
  1. 1.
    a sudden, sharp cracking sound or movement.
    “she closed her purse with a snap”
    synonyms: clickcrackpop

    “she closed her purse with a snap”
    • a hurried, irritable tone or manner.
      ““I’m still waiting,” he said with a snap”
    • vigor or liveliness of style or action; zest.
      “the snap of the dialogue”
  2. 2.
    a small fastener on clothing, engaged by pressing its two halves together.
  3. 3.
    NORTH AMERICANinformal
    an easy task.
    “a control panel that makes operation a snap”
    synonyms: an easy task; More

  4. 4.
    a quick backward movement of the ball from the ground that begins a play.
  5. 5.
    a snapshot.
    synonyms: photographpicturephotoshotsnapshotprintslideframestill;

    informalmug shot
    “vacation snaps”
  6. 6.
    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.
adjective: snap
  1. 1.
    done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice.
    “a snap judgment”
late 15th century (in the senses ‘make a sudden audible bite’ and ‘quick sharp biting sound’): probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German snappen ‘seize’; partly imitative.


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