snap out of

Definition of snap out of

informal

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  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)

    :  a share of profits or booty

    :  something that brings quick and easy profit or advantage

  1. :  with a snap

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

    :  called or taken without prior warning

    :  fastening with a snap

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

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

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

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

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

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up snap out of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

Get Word of the Day daily email!