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snatchverb [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.

snatchnoun [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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snatchverb [T]

uk   /snætʃ/ us   /snætʃ/
  • snatch verb [T] (TAKE QUICKLY)

C2 to take hold of something suddenly and roughly: He snatched the photos out of my hand before I had a chance to look at them.figurative Running the best race of his career, Fletcher snatched (= only just won) the gold medal from the Canadian champion.
to take something or someone away by force: The six-year-old girl was snatched from a playground and her body was found two days later. She had her purse snatched (= stolen) while she was shopping.
to do or get something quickly because you only have a short amount of time: Maybe you'll be able to snatch a couple of hours' sleep before dinner.

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snatchnoun [C]

uk   /snætʃ/ us   /snætʃ/
(Definition of snatch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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