snap out of

phrasal verb

snapped out of; snapping out of; snaps out of
informal
: to stop being in or to cause (someone) to stop being in (an unhappy condition or mood, a daydream, etc.)
I don't know how to get her to snap out of her depression.
The sound of a door slamming snapped me out of my daydream.
Come on, snap out of it! You can't let your breakup get you so depressed.

Examples of snap out of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richard stands in that fog for a few too many seconds but quickly snaps out of it and saves Dorian’s life by inserting a clip in the dude’s gut. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 3 May 2024 Blunt turned up to basically try to force Gosling to snap out of it but ended up singing an homage to her Oppenheimer character, Kitty, alongside him. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2024 But once light came back, the birds snapped out of it. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Apr. 2024 At the plate: Nolan Jones has snapped out of an early spring slump. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, 3 Mar. 2024 But, as a place where the pressure is always on, things can snap out of joint quickly. Patrick Frater, Variety, 21 Feb. 2024 Those words, along with Moren’s frustration, helped Indiana snap out of its sluggish start. Zion Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Jan. 2024 Karl-Anthony Towns snapped out of a recent scoring slump with 29, but the Wolves had a dismal second quarter after making 10 of their first 15 shots in a good start to the game. Brian Mahoney, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2024 After seemingly snapping out of his shooting slump against Orlando, Terry Rozier was again off on his jumper, closing 5 for 15 (2 for 7 on threes) on a 13-point night. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024

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“Snap out of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snap%20out%20of. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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