snatch ( snatches plural & 3rd person present) ( snatching present participle) ( snatched past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you snatch something or snatchat something, you take it or pull it away quickly.
Mick snatched the cards from Archie's hand... V n prep
He snatched up the telephone... V n with adv
The thin wind snatched at her skirt. V at n
2 verb If something is snatched from you, it is stolen, usually using force. If a person is snatched, they are taken away by force.
If your bag is snatched, let it go... be V-ed
3 verb If you snatch an opportunity, you take it quickly. If you snatch something to eat or a rest, you have it quickly in between doing other things.
I snatched a glance at the mirror... V n
You can even snatch a few hours off... V n
4 verb If you snatch victory in a competition, you defeat your opponent by a small amount or just before the end of the contest.
The American came from behind to snatch victory by a mere eight seconds... V n
5 n-count A snatchof a conversation or a song is a very small piece of it.
usu N of n
I heard snatches of the conversation.
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild
vb catch up, clutch, gain, grab, grasp, grip, make off with, pluck, pull, rescue, seize, take, win, wrench, wrest
n bit, fragment, part, piece, smattering, snippet, spell
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