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  Definition of snatch
  1. 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
  2. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
  3. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
  4. a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
  5. to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
  6. to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
  7. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist''s son was kidnapped"
Similar Words: catch, grab, snap, kidnapping, bit, snatch up, kidnap, nobble, abduct

 

See Also: snap up, snaffle, grab

 

Hyponyms: fair catch, interception, reception, rebound, shoestring catch, mesh, meshing, interlock, interlocking, swoop, swoop up, shanghai, impress

 

Derivational Morphology: snatch up, snap, snap up, snaffle, grab, catch, take hold of, kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatcher, kidnapping, kidnapper, abductor, abduction

 

Anagrams: stanch

 

 
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