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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 snatch /ˈsnæʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Snatch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snatched p. pr. & vb. n. Snatching.]
 1. To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
    When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.   --Pope.
 2. To seize and transport away; to rap. Snatch me to heaven.”
 Syn: -- To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Snatch, v. i. To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Snatch n.
 1. A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.
 2. A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
    They move by fits and snatches.   --Bp. Wilkins.
 3. A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
    We have often little snatches of sunshine.   --Spectator.
    Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
           [syn: bit]
      2: obscene terms for female genitals [syn: cunt, puss, pussy,
          slit, twat]
      3: (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a
         person against their will and holding them in false
         imprisonment [syn: kidnapping]
      4: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one
         rapid motion
      5: 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" [syn: catch, grab, snap]
      v 1: to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the
           dog snatched the ham bone" [syn: snatch up, snap]
      2: to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the
      3: take away to an undisclosed location against their will and
         usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's
         son was kidnapped" [syn: kidnap, nobble, abduct]