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- v. to grasp hastily or eagerly
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Reflex might have dictated he snatch up the bottle when he fled the bear.
But before Lottie could do more than snatch up her mantle, a woman in a wine-colored pelisse came sweeping into the room, her shimmering auburn hair piled high atop her head.
The most meticulous of book-keepers would abandon his records when his life was at risk, and if he had time to take anything but his life with him, he would certainly snatch up the most precious of his goods, and let the parchments go.
And so doing he suffered exceeding hunger, so that he was forced to snatch up fishes from the surface of the sea and devour them raw, for stress of famine.
She stooped awkwardly over her belly to snatch up an armload of the firewood and flung it onto the smoldering leaves.
She wanted to snatch up one of the exquisite porcelain shepherdesses smirking down at her from the mantel and hurl it at the back of his head.