Snatch meaning

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An act of kidnapping.
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The vulva.
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(vulgar slang) A vulva.
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A brief period of time.
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To grasp quickly.

He snatched up the phone.

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To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch.

To snatch at a rope.

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To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.

To snatch a kiss.

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To grasp and remove quickly.

He snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.

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To steal.

Someone has just snatched my purse!

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(by extension) To take a victory at the last moment.
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To do something quickly due to limited time available.

He snatched a sandwich before catching the train.

He snatched a glimpse of her while her mother had her back turned.

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A quick grab or catch.

The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.

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(weightlifting) A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.
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A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.

I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.

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The vulva.
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A lift in which the barbell is raised in one continuous motion from the floor to a position directly overhead with the arms completely extended.
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The handle of a scythe; a snead.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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The definition of a snatch is a quick grab or seize, or a short period of time.

An example of a snatch is a grabbing of the last marker in the box.

An example of a snatch is a 30-minute nap.

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Snatch is defined as to seize or grab quickly.

An example of to snatch is to reach out and grab the last cookie before anyone else can.

An example of to snatch is to kidnap a child.

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To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
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To make grasping or seizing motions.

Snatched at the lamp cord.

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A small amount; a bit or fragment.

A snatch of dialogue.

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A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is raised in one uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
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To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab.
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To remove abruptly or hastily.
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To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance.

To snatch some rest.

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To kidnap.
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To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
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To accept or take advantage of a chance, etc. eagerly.
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The act of snatching; a grab.
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A brief period; short time or spell.

To sleep in snatches.

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A small portion, esp. one that is incomplete or disconnected; fragment; bit.

Snatches of gossip.

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Origin of snatch

  • Middle English snacchen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary