Keep Snapping !

Hi dear instructors,

What does it mean?

To keep snapping at someone.

I keep snapping at my boyfriend.

Thanks so much

Here you are: Speak irritably or abruptly to someone, as in “This teacher was always snapping at the children.” This use of snap transfers an animal’s sudden bite at something to a verbal attack .


Can you give more explanation in this?

snap (at somebody/something) - to try to bite somebody/something

The dogs snarled and snapped at our heels.
So, when you are snapping at smb /speaking irritably or abruptly/, people around you could think you are going to bite smb. Of course, it’s used figuratively to stress agressiveness of your words.

Thanks sooooooooooooo much >:D<


I can understand that “to snap” would be like “to attack” verbally. Like to be brutal with people around.
Thank you.

aggressiveness .

-Right you are.

You’re welcome, I thought it was a mistake printing … but, I have written confirmation anyway