snatch


snatch
snatch [snach]
vt.
[ME snacchen, prob. var. of snakken, to seize; akin to snaken: see SNACK]
1. to grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
2. to remove abruptly or hastily
3. to take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance [to snatch some rest ]
4. Slang to kidnap
vi.
1. to try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
2. to accept or take advantage of a chance, etc. eagerly: with at
n.
[ME snacche]
1. the act of snatching; a grab
2. a brief period; short time or spell [to sleep in snatches]
3. a small portion, esp. one that is incomplete or disconnected; fragment; bit [snatches of gossip]
4. [Vulgar Slang] the vulva
5. Slang an act of kidnapping
6. Weight Lifting 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
SYN.- TAKE
snatcher
n.

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