snap one's fingers

snap one's fingers
To make a short loud clicking sound with the middle finger and thumb, usu to attract attention or show defiance, contempt, etc
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Main Entry:finger
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snap one's fingers
To flick a finger and thumb together with a sharp noise, usu to attract attention or peremptorily demand service
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Main Entry:snap

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make a sharp clicking sound by bending the last joint of the middle finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it, typically in order to attract attention in a peremptory way or to accompany the beat of music

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • snap one's fingers — ► snap (or click) one s fingers make a sharp clicking sound by bending the middle finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. Main Entry: ↑finger …   English terms dictionary

  • snap one's fingers — verb to creat a cracking or clicking sound with one’s fingers by building tension between the thumb and another finger (middle, index, or ring) and then moving that finger forcefully downward so it hits the thenar eminence of the same hand at a… …   Wiktionary

  • snap one's fingers at — {v. phr.} To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. * /John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door./ * /The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snap one's fingers at — {v. phr.} To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. * /John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door./ * /The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • snap\ one's\ fingers\ at — v. phr. To show contempt for; show no respect for; pay no attention to; scorn; disregard. John snapped his fingers at the sign that said Do not enter, and he went in the door. The highway sign said Speed limit, 35 miles per hour, but when a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • snap one's fingers at — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. defy, pay no attention to, have contempt for; see dare 2 , oppose 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • snap one's fingers — show scorn, show ridicule; arrange, make possible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snap one's fingers at — phrasal : to give no heed to : treat with contempt or unconcern …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap (or click) one's fingers — make a sharp clicking sound by bending the last joint of the middle finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. → finger …   English new terms dictionary

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