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verb [transitive] snatch pronunciation in British 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

    Her brother snatched the letter and tore it open.

    Katherine angrily snatched her hand out of his grasp.

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

      A newborn baby was snatched from a hospital ward.

  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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