snap out of

Definition of snap 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.

Word by Word Definitions

snap play
  1. : to make a sudden closing of the jaws : seize something sharply with the mouth

  2. : to grasp at something eagerly : make a pounce or snatch

  3. : to utter sharp biting words : bark out irritable or peevish retorts

  1. : an abrupt closing (as of the mouth in biting or of scissors in cutting)

  2. : a share of profits or booty

  3. : something that brings quick and easy profit or advantage

  1. : with a snap

  1. : done, made, or carried through suddenly or without deliberation

  2. : called or taken without prior warning

  3. : fastening with a snap

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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