verb (used without object)
to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually followed by at).
verb (used with object)
to seize by a sudden or hasty grasp:
He snatched the old lady’s purse and ran.
to take, get, secure, etc., suddenly or hastily.
to rescue or save by prompt action:
He snatched the baby from the fire.
Slang. to kidnap.
the act or an instance of snatching.
a sudden motion to seize something; grab:
He made a snatch as if to stop her.
a bit, scrap, or fragment of something:
snatches of conversation.
a brief spell of effort, activity, or any experience:
to work in snatches.
Nautical. a sheave or projecting member serving as a fairlead.
a brief period of time.
Slang. an act of kidnapping.
Slang: Vulgar. vulva; vagina.
Weightlifting. a lift in which the barbell is brought in a single motion from the floor to an arms-extended position overhead.
(transitive) to seize or grasp (something) suddenly or peremptorily: he snatched the chocolate out of my hand
(intransitive) usually foll by at. to seize or attempt to seize suddenly
(transitive) to take hurriedly: to snatch some sleep
(transitive) to remove suddenly: she snatched her hand away
(transitive) to gain, win, or rescue, esp narrowly: they snatched victory in the closing seconds
(transitive) (in weightlifting) to lift (a weight) with a snatch
(Austral, informal) snatch one’s time, to leave a job, taking whatever pay is due
an act of snatching
a fragment or small incomplete part: snatches of conversation
a brief spell: snatches of time off
(weightlifting) a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
(slang, mainly US) an act of kidnapping
(Brit, slang) a robbery: a diamond 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 […]
- Snatch squad
noun 1. (Brit) a squad of soldiers or police trained to deal with demonstrations by picking out and arresting the alleged ringleaders
adjective, snatchier, snatchiest. 1. consisting of, occurring in, or characterized by snatches; spasmodic; irregular. adjective snatchier, snatchiest 1. disconnected or spasmodic
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