- (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of
1854, Theodor Mommsen, The History of Rome, Book V:
- When the orders to embark for Sicily arrived, and the soldier was to exchange the luxurious ease of Campania for a third campaign certainly not inferior to those of Spain and Thessaly in point of hardship, the reins, which had been too long relaxed and were too suddenly tightened, snapt asunder.
1861, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, No. 47, September, 1861:
- The magnetism of this marvellous interpreter had caught up himself, and me with him, into Dreamland, from which we gently descended at the end of Part VI., and "the spell was snapt."
1897, Unknown, The Nursery Rhyme Book:
- The king was in his counting-house Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlour Eating bread and honey; The maid was in the garden Hanging out the clothes, There came a little blackbird, And snapt off her nose.