BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: separate or cause to separate abruptly
"The rope snapped"; "tear the paper";

snap in BSL Watch how to sign snap in British Sign Language
snap - SignStation
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See also: shred, tear up, rip up, tear apart, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, pull down, trash, level, pan, take down

Similiar / Same: tear, rupture, bust

Categories: disunite, divide, part, separate

Within this category: lacerate, rend, shred


How to sign: to grasp hastily or eagerly
"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone";

snatch in BSL Watch how to sign snatch in British Sign Language
snatch - SignStation
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See also: snap up, snaffle, grab

Similiar / Same: snatch, snatch up

Categories: clutch, prehend, seize

Within this category: swoop


How to sign: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
"the waistband had lost its snap";

Elasticity in BSL Watch how to sign Elasticity in British Sign Language
Elasticity - Hair and Beauty
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Similiar / Same: elasticity

Categories: physical property

Within this category: bounce, elasticity of shear, give, resilience, stretch, temper


How to sign: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
"my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends";

snapshot in BSL Watch how to sign snapshot in British Sign Language
snapshot - University of Wolverhampton
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Similiar / Same: snapshot, shot

Categories: exposure, photo, photograph, pic

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