snatch: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (snach), [key]
- to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually fol. by at).
- to seize by a sudden or hasty grasp: He snatched the old lady's purse and ran.
- to take, get, secure, etc., suddenly or hastily.
- to rescue or save by prompt action: He snatched the baby from the fire.
- to kidnap.
- the act or an instance of snatching.
- a sudden motion to seize something; grab: He made a snatch as if to stop her.
- a bit, scrap, or fragment of something: snatches of conversation.
- a brief spell of effort, activity, or any experience: to work in snatches.
- a sheave or projecting member serving as a fairlead.
- a brief period of time.
- an act of kidnapping.
- . vulva; vagina.
- a lift in which the barbell is brought in a single motion from the floor to an arms-extended position overhead. Cf.
- snatch (Thesaurus)
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