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noun snap pronunciation in British English /snæp/
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  1. 1
    [singular] a short loud noise, made especially by something breaking or closing

    The lid closed with a snap.

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  2. 2
    [countable] British informal a photograph taken without the use of professional equipment
  3. 3
    [uncountable] a simple card game in which players put down cards in piles and try to be the first to shout ‘snap’ when there are two cards that are the same
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a northern English dialect word for food, especially food that is taken to work to be eaten at lunchtime

    When you’re a miner, you have seven yards [of coal seam] to cut, so you’d get five yards under your belt, then have your snap knowing there were only two left.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/05/2015


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