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Synonyms for snatch

Synonyms for snatch

to grasp at (something) eagerly, forcibly, and abruptly with the jaws

to get hold of (something moving)

to take quick and forcible possession of

to take (another's property) without permission

to seize and detain (a person) unlawfully

the act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

Synonyms for snatch

a small fragment


Related Words

obscene terms for female genitals

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

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

to grasp hastily or eagerly

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Also, on February 22, an Iranian couple was arrested on the charge of snatching money from people.
The gangsters have revealed numerous snatching incidents in sectors F10, F-11 Markz, Karachi Company and various areas of the city.
The latest incident of chain snatching was reported from one of Gurgaon's oldest housing society Mayfield Garden, located in sector 51, on Friday morning when a woman was returning home after dropping her child at the bus stop at 7: 45 am.
During 2012 compiled snatching data shows that total 243 motorcycles were snatched in Sindh, Karachi; 193, Sukkur; 12 and in Hyderabad 300 motorcycles snatched in 2011.
The city police approach to combating the menace remained unclear, as people aware of the city's crime records, said that the situation would be no different in terms of other crimes like vehicles snatching and lifting.
In order for a taking to be Robbery By Sudden Snatching, it is not necessary that the person robbed be the actual owner of the property.
The paper ran a picture of Zhang snatching a cigarette from the mouth of an elderly man.
Patrick is one of dozens of small-time thieves now making a living from the misery of others - by snatching mobile phones from innocent strangers.
STEVENSON RANCH - On the surface, it was a garden-variety purse snatching.
KIRSTY LAW came close to snatching a medal for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games' first women's weightlifting contest yesterday.
A while ago The Cry featured a story line about a baby being snatched from hospital and this week we have seen Sonya snatching her baby back.
An unemployed man who was arrested in Osaka Prefecture in August and indicted on theft charges made more than 10 million yen in one year since he began snatching bags last fall, police sources said Wednesday.
A GANG of teenagers on bikes are snatching bags on from shoppers on Dublin Streets.
Nugent, a 32-year-old labourer, of Francis Street, Wolverhampton, admitted robbery and two offences of snatching purses.
For example: You could have painting operations executing on multiple images, be downloading images from the Internet with multiple Web Graphics Spiders, FTPing images back/forth to an Internet Server, e-mailing images straight from the program, snatching images from your Internet Browser to ColorWorks, using multiple Live Web Savers linked to the images you are editing, using the Live Tile Viewer linked to the images you are editing, working with the Image Mapper, working with multiple GIF Animators, working with multiple GIF Players, all multi-threaded, and all happening simultaneously.