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Definition of 'snatch'

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Noun

  1. a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
       Synonyms: bit
  2. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
       Synonyms: kidnapping
  3. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
  4. 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

Verb

  1. to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
       Synonyms: snatch up snap
  2. to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
  3. 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


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