snatch - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/snætʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theysnatch
he/she/itsnatches
present participlesnatching
past tensesnatched
past participlesnatched
  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. a.
      to quickly steal something from someone

      Someone snatched my bag on the train.

  2. 2
    to quickly take the opportunity to do something

    They managed to snatch a few hourssleep.

    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.