from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Occurring in snatches; intermittent.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Consisting of or characterized by snatches; not uniform or continuous; irregular.
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The older cars, with their snatchy throttles, eruptions of turbo boost and catch-me-if-you-can oversteer, constitute a kind of hazing to be endured before one can join the 911 fraternity.
While some of the taken-over act with robotic stiffness (I'm looking at you, Adam LeFevre, from RETURN OF THE SEACAUCUS 7), others (metrosexual Jeremy Northam) are so rico suave that they can even drop bad puns while they ply their snatchy stock-in-trade.
There are some books which by their nature lend themselves to a snatchy method of perusal, and a few minutes may often be well employed in reading an ode of Horace, or the disjointed conversations of Dr. Johnson, but such moments should as a rule be devoted to books which are already more or less familiar.
By not a single quaver was the cheeriness of his snatchy, racy, merry voice affected.
It didn't add up to make a nice feeling, but a sort of queer one, and if she stood there another minute, staring down into that swirly, snatchy water, she'd fall right over into it ... it seemed to be snatching at _her!
Guttural sounds of cheering in snatchy fragments were mingled with terms of approval and of endearment and of affection uttered in English, in German, in Russian, in Yiddish and in Finnish.
The angry cry of the dogs comes back in such short, snatchy notes as to tell Uncle Amos what to do.
His eye beamed an unnatural light -- his breathing was quick and snatchy, as if every inspiration and expiration pained the lungs.
Ann Pettway pleaded guilty to snatchy baby Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in 1987.
My tester had the automatic and, while four speeds seem to be enough, the power transfer with this gearbox is kind of snatchy.