(noun, verb)


1. a small fragment

- overheard snatches of their conversation

Similar word(s): bit

Definition categories: communication, fragment

2. obscene terms for female genitals

Similar word(s): puss, slit

Definition categories: body, fanny

3. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Similar word(s): kidnapping

Definition categories: act, capture, seizure

4. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion

Definition categories: act, weightlift, weightlifting

5. the act of catching an object with the hands

- Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away

Similar word(s): catch, grab, snap

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

Sentences with snatch as a noun:

- The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.

- I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.


1. to grasp hastily or eagerly

- Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Similar word(s): snap

Definition categories: contact, clutch, prehend, seize

2. to make grasping motions

- the cat snatched at the butterflies

Definition categories: contact

3. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

Similar word(s): abduct, kidnap, nobble

Definition categories: contact, seize

Sentences with snatch as a verb:

- He snatched up the phone.

- to snatch at a rope

- to snatch a kiss

- He snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.

- Someone has just snatched my purse!

- He snatched a sandwich before catching the train.

- He snatched a glimpse of her while her mother had her back turned.