v. t.1.To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
[imp. & p. p. Snatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snatching.]
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
- Pope.
2.To seize and transport away; to rap.
v. i.1.To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; - often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.
n.1.A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.
2.A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
They move by fits and snatches.
- Bp. Wilkins.
3.A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
Noun1.snatch - a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
Synonyms: bit
2.snatch - obscene terms for female genitals
Synonyms: puss, pussy, slit, twat, cunt
3.snatch - (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
Synonyms: kidnapping
4.snatch - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
5.snatch - the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
Synonyms: snap, grab, catch
Verb1.snatch - to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
Synonyms: snatch up, snap
2.snatch - to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
3.snatch - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Synonyms: abduct, kidnap, nobble
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Translate Snatch to Spanish, Translate Snatch to German, Translate Snatch to French
snare drum
snarf & barf
snarf down
snarl up
Snarling iron
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Snatch block
snatch up
sneak away
Sneak current
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