Definition of snap to attention
- The soldier snapped to attention.
- The children snapped to attention and got quiet when the teacher clapped his hands.
: 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
: 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
: with a snap
: done, made, or carried through suddenly or without deliberation
: called or taken without prior warning
: fastening with a snap
: the act or state of applying the mind to something
: a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity
: observation, notice
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