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verb [transitive] snatch pronunciation in American English /snætʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysnatch
he/she/itsnatches
present participlesnatching
past tensesnatched
past participlesnatched

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  1. 1
    to pull or take something away quickly

    Katherine angrily snatched her hand out of his grasp.

    Her brother snatched the letter and tore it open.

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    1. a.
      to quickly steal something from someone

      Someone snatched my bag on the train.

    2. b.
      to quickly take a person away, usually by force

      A newborn baby was snatched from a hospital ward.

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  2. 3
    to manage to get something that you almost did not get

    They snatched victory with a goal in the last minute.

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