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Showed ill-humour when broke (7)


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'broke' is the definition.
(snapping is a kind of breaking)

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(Other definitions for snapped that I've seen before include "Broke; photographed" , "Broke sharply" , "What paparazzi did" , "Bit" , "Spoke angrily" .)

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