a small fragment
"overheard snatches of their conversation"
cunt, puss, pussy, slit, snatch, twat(noun)
obscene terms for female genitals
bitch, kitty-cat, zany, fathead, puss, cunt, prick, pussycat, dent, jackass, goose, incision, catch, twat, scratch, snap, kitty, bozo, grab, cuckoo, pussy, slit, goof, kidnapping, bit, goofball
(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
catch, grab, snatch, snap(verb)
the act of catching an object with the hands
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"; "he made a grab for the ball before it landed"; "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"; "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
snapshot, apprehension, crack, cunt, piece of cake, bit, arrest, twat, elasticity, duck soup, picnic, match, slit, pussy, ginger snap, ginger nut, taking into custody, centering, kidnapping, cinch, stop, collar, gingersnap, pushover, walkover, pinch, snap, snap bean, puss, child's play, press stud, catch, breeze, gimmick, grab, snap fastener, cracking, haul, shot
snatch, snatch up, snap(verb)
to grasp hastily or eagerly
"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
to make grasping motions
"the cat snatched at the butterflies"
kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch(verb)
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
scam, hornswoggle, snatch up, cabbage, filch, con, kidnap, rook, abduct, swindle, bunco, snarf, purloin, pinch, nobble, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, mulct, hook, lift, diddle, gip, short-change, swipe, defraud, pilfer, sneak, snap, abstract
To grasp quickly.
He snatched up the phone.
To grasp and remove quickly.
He snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.
Someone has just snatched my purse!
(by extension) To take a victory at the last moment.
To do something quickly due to limited time available.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.
To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.
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- Reißen, stehlen, klauenGerman
- arranque, arrancada, raptar, arrebatarSpanish
- kulauttaa, tempaus, näpistää, napata, siepata, siemaista, kopata, vilkaista, katkelma, haukataFinnish
- piquer, arracher, empoigner, bribe, arraché, voler, saisir, enlever, s'emparer deFrench
- strappare, scippareItalian
- pītautau, pītau, tatangoMāori
- graaien, weggraaien, doos, graai, afpakken, wegpikkenDutch
- схватить, выхватить, стащить, хватать, выхватыватьRussian
- kussimurra, mutta, fitta, murraSwedish
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