Associations to the word «Snatch»


SNATCH, verb. To grasp quickly.
SNATCH, verb. To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch.
SNATCH, verb. To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
SNATCH, verb. To grasp and remove quickly.
SNATCH, verb. To steal.
SNATCH, verb. (by extension) To take a victory at the last moment.
SNATCH, verb. To do something quickly due to limited time available.
SNATCH, noun. A quick grab or catch.
SNATCH, noun. (weightlifting) A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.
SNATCH, noun. A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.
SNATCH, noun. (vulgar slang) A vulva.
SNATCH, noun. The handle of a scythe; a snead.
SNATCH AND RUN, noun. An unsophisticated method of committing robbery by grabbing and attempting to flee.
SNATCH AND RUNS, noun. Plural of snatch and run
SNATCH BLOCK, noun. (nautical) A kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope.
SNATCH BLOCK, noun. A block equipped with a hook that hooks a cable so that it can be doubled back on itself in order to double the load carrying ability of the cable.
SNATCH BLOCKS, noun. Plural of snatch block
SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY, verb. (idiomatic) To suddenly lose a contest one seemed very likely to win, especially through mistakes or bad judgment.
SNATCH THE PEBBLE, verb. (colloquial) (idiomatic) To fully grasp the meaning of a concept or developed a skill to a high degree of proficiency, often that rivals some specific expert.
SNATCH VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT, verb. (idiomatic) To suddenly win a contest when it appears that loss is a foregone conclusion, to succeed in an endeavor through reversal of fortune, skill, effort, or good judgment.

Dictionary definition

SNATCH, noun. A small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation".
SNATCH, noun. Obscene terms for female genitals.
SNATCH, noun. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.
SNATCH, noun. A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion.
SNATCH, noun. 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".
SNATCH, verb. To grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone".
SNATCH, verb. To make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies".
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".

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