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Definition of "snatch" []

  • To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head. (verb-transitive)
  • To grasp or seize illicitly. (verb-transitive)
  • To make grasping or seizing motions: snatched at the lamp cord. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of snatching; a quick grasp or grab. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snatch" in a sentence
  • "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."