Snatch



verb (used without object)
1.
to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually followed by at).
verb (used with object)
2.
to seize by a sudden or hasty grasp:
He snatched the old lady’s purse and ran.
3.
to take, get, secure, etc., suddenly or hastily.
4.
to rescue or save by prompt action:
He snatched the baby from the fire.
5.
Slang. to kidnap.
noun
6.
the act or an instance of snatching.
7.
a sudden motion to seize something; grab:
He made a snatch as if to stop her.
8.
a bit, scrap, or fragment of something:
snatches of conversation.
9.
a brief spell of effort, activity, or any experience:
to work in snatches.
10.
Nautical. a sheave or projecting member serving as a fairlead.
11.
a brief period of time.
12.
Slang. an act of kidnapping.
13.
Slang: Vulgar. vulva; vagina.
14.
Weightlifting. a lift in which the barbell is brought in a single motion from the floor to an arms-extended position overhead.
verb
1.
(transitive) to seize or grasp (something) suddenly or peremptorily: he snatched the chocolate out of my hand
2.
(intransitive) usually foll by at. to seize or attempt to seize suddenly
3.
(transitive) to take hurriedly: to snatch some sleep
4.
(transitive) to remove suddenly: she snatched her hand away
5.
(transitive) to gain, win, or rescue, esp narrowly: they snatched victory in the closing seconds
6.
(transitive) (in weightlifting) to lift (a weight) with a snatch
7.
(Austral, informal) snatch one’s time, to leave a job, taking whatever pay is due
noun
8.
an act of snatching
9.
a fragment or small incomplete part: snatches of conversation
10.
a brief spell: snatches of time off
11.
(weightlifting) a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
12.
(slang, mainly US) an act of kidnapping
13.
(Brit, slang) a robbery: a diamond snatch
snarf up

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