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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. 2
    to quickly take the opportunity to do something
    They managed to snatch a few hours’ sleep.
    I snatched a glance at my watch.
  3. 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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