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snatch at sth

phrasal verb with snatch uk   us   /snætʃ/ verb [T]
to ​try to take ​hold of something: A man ​snatched at my ​bag, but he didn't get it. UK to ​try to use an ​opportunityquickly before it ​disappears: I was ​desperate to ​find a way out of ​teaching so when this ​job came along I ​snatched at it.
(Definition of snatch at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “snatch at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 伸手抓, 试图夺, 抓住(机会)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 伸手抓, 試圖奪, 抓住(機會)…
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