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verb [T]  us   /snætʃ/
to take hold of something suddenly and without warning: [M] They snatched up their coats and hats and ran outside. Somebody snatched her purse when she wasn’t looking. To snatch something is to do it in the short amount of time available: We rushed in and snatched the best seats we could get.


noun [C]  us   /snætʃ/
a brief part (of something): I could hear snatches of conversation from the people in the booth next to ours.
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