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[n] the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
[n] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
[n] (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
[n] obscene terms for female genitals
[n] a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
[v] to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the butterflies"
[v] to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
[v] of people

Misc. Definitions

\Snatch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snatched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snatching}.] [OE. snachen, snechen; akin to D. snakken to gasp, to long (for), to desire. Cf. {Snack}, n., {Sneck}.]
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.'' --Thomson. Syn: To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe.
\Snatch\, v. i. To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.
\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. --Tusser. 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.
\Snatch\, n. [Cf. AS. sn[=i]?an to cut, to mow, sn?d a bite, bit snip.] The handle of a scythe; a snead. [Variously written in England {snead}, {sneed}, {sneath}, {sneeth}, {snathe}, etc.; in Scotland written {sned}.]

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