1. a small fragment
- overheard snatches of their conversation
Similar word(s): bit
2. obscene terms for female genitals
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
4. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
5. the act of catching an object with the hands
- Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
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
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
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.