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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 ?
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.
In the course of the taking" includes an act occurring in an attempt to commit Robbery By Sudden Snatching or in fleeing after the attempt or commission thereof, and means that the act occurred prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to the taking of the property and that the act and the taking of the property constitute a continuous series of acts or events.
The paper ran a picture of Zhang snatching a cigarette from the mouth of an elderly man.
Now he's earning over EUR500 a week snatching and selling the top of the range mobile phones - and he doesn't give a hoot about those he steals from.
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.
According to official data during past five months 48 cases of burglary, 46 cases of snatching mobile phones, 93 cases of thefts, three cases of car snatching, 41 cases of motorcycle lifting, 14 cases of motorcycles snatching, three cases of car snatching, one case of other motor vehicle snatching and 28 cases of car lifting reported in different police stations of Peshawar.
Islamabad -- Ramana police Islamabad has busted an inter-provincial gang involved in snatching vehicles at gun point, a police spokesman said.
Minister for Sports had hinted at the involvement of the influential in vehicle snatching
THE HARYANA government on Monday made amendments to the IPC and the CrPC to declare snatching a non- bailable offence.
A senior officer with the Criminal Investigation and Research Department said that in the early months of last year, the police nabbed seven men who allegedly stole gold ornaments, expensive watches and jewellery worth Dh500,000 by snatching bags from women, jewellers and bank clients after distracting the victims with a ploy of helping them with their cars.