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To quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
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“Dillyn tried to ignore the strange looks and wondered if it would be too rude to snatch the paper back and tell Gertrude to go to hell.”
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To take or seize illegally or without permission
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“Earlier this year, Lucy was pushed into a busy road by thieves who tried to snatch her mother's bag.”
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To abduct or kidnap a person unlawfully
“Custody of one of two minor children was written into the decree fraudulently and is being used to essentially snatch the child from her home.”
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To accept something eagerly, especially an opportunity
“I resolved to snatch this opportunity of seeing the manners of other nations, and of learning sciences unknown in Abissinia.”
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To achieve or secure something, typically unexpectedly
“These warriors appeared determined to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.”
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To take, pull or remove by force
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To remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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To do something in a stealthy or furtive way
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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Plural for an act of seizing or taking something, especially hastily or eagerly
“The ringing is followed by a quick snatch of the phone by Greta.”
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Plural for the unlawful taking of property
“The man was arrested for the snatch and grab of a gold chain from a jewelry shop.”
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Plural for the taking of a person against their will
“An attempted child snatch was captured on CCTV and the would-be child snatcher has pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping.”
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Plural for a fragment or part of something, especially of a song or talk
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“Here and there, perhaps, there was a brief snatch of melody, or a progression of harmonies, of which a musician would not have been ashamed.”
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Plural for a short spell of doing something
“Who could tell whether the couple would attain even the briefest snatch of happiness?”
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Plural for a very tight hold
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Plural for the female genitalia, especially the vulva
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Plural for a quick, often unpleasant, tug or shake
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