snap onto (something)

(redirected from snapping onto)

snap onto (something)

1. To fit snugly onto something, creating an audible snap when doing so. All these pieces just snap onto the main body, so you can customize your toy robot to look whatever way you want. The webcam snaps onto the top of the monitor, making video calls much more manageable.
2. To cause or force something to attach snugly onto something else, creating an audible snap when doing so. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "snap" and "onto." I just need to snap these wings onto the fuselage and then my model airplane will be finished! The soldier snapped the scope onto the rifle and aimed it at his target.
See also: snap
References in periodicals archive ?
The cables snake through the back of udoq's aluminum bar, snapping onto the patented connectors, which slide along the track on the bottom and can be moved into any position for optimal viewing, operating, and charging.
Soon there was a shuffle of feet snapping onto the rhythms being pumped out from the sonic six.
Minutes later Murray claimed his second of the day, snapping onto a McKenzie cut-back to score.
Both methods are equally successful, and clients describe the sensation as similar to that of a rubber band snapping onto the skin.