Snatch


Snatch
Snatch 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. [1913 Webster]

When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To seize and transport away; to rap. ``Snatch me to heaven.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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