Definitions for: Snatch


[n] the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
[n] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
[n] (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
[n] obscene terms for female genitals
[n] a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
[v] to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
[v] to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
[v] of people



Webster (1913) Definition: Snatch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snatched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Snatching.] [OE. snachen, snechen; akin to D. snakken to
gasp, to long (for), to desire. Cf. Snack, n., Sneck.]
1. To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission
or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.

When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
--Pope.

2. To seize and transport away; to rap. ``Snatch me to
heaven.'' --Thomson.

Syn: To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe.


Snatch, v. i.
To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often
with at; as, to snatch at a rope.


Snatch, n.
1. A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or
attempt to seize, suddenly.

2. A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding
after a shower. --Tusser.

They move by fits and snatches. --Bp. Wilkins.

3. A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a
scrap.

We have often little snatches of sunshine.
--Spectator.

Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct
answer. --Shak.


Snatch, n. [Cf. AS. sn[=i]?an to cut, to mow, sn?d a
bite, bit snip.]
The handle of a scythe; a snead. [Variously written in
England snead, sneed, sneath, sneeth, snathe, etc.;
in Scotland written sned.]

Synonyms: abduct, bit, catch, cunt, grab, kidnap, kidnapping, nobble, puss, pussy, slit, snap, snap, snatch up, twat

See Also: capture, clutch, fair catch, female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals, fragment, grab, impress, interception, interlock, interlocking, mesh, meshing, prehend, rebound, reception, seize, seizure, shanghai, shoestring catch, snaffle, snap up, swoop, swoop up, touch, touching, weightlifting

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