Definition of 'snatch'
- a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
- (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
- a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
- 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: catch grab snap
- to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
Synonyms: snatch up snap
- to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
- take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Synonyms: kidnap nobble abduct