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snatch at sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with snatch   /snætʃ/ us  
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 opportunity quickly before it disappears: I was desperate to find a way out of teaching so when this job came along I snatched at it.
Translations of “snatch at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 伸手抓, 試圖奪, 抓住(機會)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伸手抓, 试图夺, 抓住(机会)…
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