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snatch

 
 
pronunciation:
snaech
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: snatches, snatching, snatched
definition: to take quickly or suddenly; grab.
He snatched the book from my hands.
synonyms:
grab, nab, pluck, seize, snap
similar words:
clutch, jerk, whip, wrest, yank
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of grabbing something quickly.
He grabbed my toy with a snatch and ran off to hide it.
synonyms:
grab
similar words:
pluck, snap
definition 2: a small amount or piece; bit.
We heard only snatches of the conversation.
synonyms:
bit, fragment
derivation: snatcher (n.)