from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly.
- transitive v. Sports To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
- transitive v. To grasp or seize illicitly.
- intransitive v. To make grasping or seizing motions: snatched at the lamp cord.
- n. The act of snatching; a quick grasp or grab.
- n. A brief period of time: "At the end we preferred to travel all night,/Sleeping in snatches” ( T.S. Eliot).
- n. A small amount; a bit or fragment: a snatch of dialogue.
- n. Slang A kidnapping.
- n. Sports A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is raised in one uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
- n. Vulgar Slang The vulva.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To grasp quickly.
- v. To grasp and remove quickly.
- v. To steal.
- v. To take a victory at the last moment.
- v. To do something quickly due to limited time available.
- n. A quick grab or catch.
- n. A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.
- n. A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.
- n. A vulva.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.
- n. A short period of vigorous action.
- n. A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
- intransitive v. To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often with at.
- transitive v. To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
- transitive v. To seize and transport away; to rap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To seize or take hastily, eagerly, abruptly, or violently.
- Hence, figuratively To get or save by sudden or violent effort, or by good fortune.
- To seize or transport away quickly or forcibly.
- Nautical, to place the bight of (a rope) in a snatch-block so that it may lead properly.
- To seize, or attempt to seize, a thing suddenly: generally with at.
- See the quotation.
- n. A hasty catch or seizing.
- n. An attempt to seize suddenly; a sharp attack.
- n. A catching of the voice; impeded utterance.
- n. A piece snatched or broken off; a small piece or quantity; a fragment; a bit.
- n. A short fit of vigorous action: as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
- n. A hasty repast; a snack; a bit of food.
- n. A quibble; a shuffiing answer.
- n. An open lead for a block. See snatch-block.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to grasp hastily or eagerly
- n. the act of catching an object with the hands
- n. obscene terms for female genitals
- n. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
- v. to make grasping motions
- v. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
- n. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
- n. a small fragment
And -- around you, my snatch is always a little wet, I need to wear pants or I'd leave spots every time I sat down.
SNOW: General Clark, I was reading about what they call snatch and grab teams that are apparently in that area in Tora Bora now.
NEW ORLEANS — Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao has lost the election in his New Orleans-area district, a rare seat that Democrats were able to snatch from the GOP.
Of course, one would have to be incredibly naive to think that Palin, at best a befuddled Republican poster child and at worst another establishment neocon, would follow through on her support and back a new 9/11 investigation should John McCain snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and take the White House.
Leave it to the Democrats to once again snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.
She is the U.S. record holder in snatch, clean and jerk and total weight lifted.
The snatch is basically pull the bar over your head and stand up.
And as he whirled and staggered, up the hill came the wedding-party as tipsy as he was: a motley procession, waving torches and garlands, winecups, flagons, colored napkins, shouting and singing and beating on trenchers and salvers – on anything that they could snatch from the table as they quitted it.
And as he whirled and staggered, up the hill came the wedding-party as tipsy as he was: a motley procession, waving torches and garlands, wine-cups, flagons, coloured napkins, shouting and singing and beating on trenchers and salvers – on anything that they could snatch from the table as they quitted it.
But, indeed, the British showed little ability, throughout the subsequent course of the war, to snatch from the Americans the fruits of the victory at Put-in-Bay.
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