snatch

All Verb Noun
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  • I should have snatched her away from them all and gone off with her. Cited from The Triflers, by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • Arthur snatched his hands away, and from being very white he turned red. Cited from Menhardoc, by George Manville Fenn
  • Each team snatched the lead from each other back and forth for a while.
  • People love to snatch my music and do things on their own.
  • In the course of a few hours she was snatched away from him. Cited from A Little Girl in Old Salem, by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He went out snatching his book from the table as he passed. Cited from The Short Cut, by Jackson Gregory
  • And suddenly she snatched her hand away from mine, and turned as if to go. Cited from The Substance of a Dream, by F. W. Bain (AKA: Francis William Bain)
  • She heard snatches of them, but she was unable to piece them together. Cited from The Seventh Noon, by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • She looked at it as though ready to snatch it from his hand. Cited from A Maker of History, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • These she would occasionally break with little snatches of song from some opera. Cited from The Earth Trembled, by E.P. Roe
  • Everything was so still that I could hear snatches of the low talk between my friends. Cited from Youth and the Bright Medusa, by Willa Cather
  • She would go about all day singing snatches of gay little songs. Cited from Sparrows, by Horace W.C. Newte
  • She would have snatched the letter back, but it was too late. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • But their talk only came to him in snatches between the rise and fall of the music. Cited from The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories, by Gertrude Atherton
  • The officers each snatched a few hours' rest; the captain probably took less than any one. Cited from Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was in his nature to find pleasure in snatching her from a better man. Cited from Winston of the Prairie, by Harold Bindloss
  • He snatched away with the title at the end of the season.
  • There was but one fear -- that its command should be snatched from him at the last moment! Cited from Mexico, by Charles Reginald Enock
  • He snatches one out of his companion's hand and runs off with it. Cited from The Infant System, by Samuel Wilderspin
  • And to think she felt so sure of having it, and then to have it snatched away was hard! Cited from Peggy in Her Blue Frock, by Eliza Orne White
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Meaning of snatch

  • noun A small fragment
    overheard snatches of their conversation
  • noun A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
  • verb To grasp hastily or eagerly
    Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone
  • verb To make grasping motions
    the cat snatched at the butterflies