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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


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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

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Weightlifting recognizes three records in each weight category--one for the snatch, one for the clean & jerk and one for the total of those two.
Also Iran's Sajjad Anoushiravani won the silver medal by lifting 198kg in the snatch and 241kg in the clean and jerk to record a total of 439kg.
5-, 35- and 140-ton snatch blocks are designed to turn freely to center out the load.
Erol Bilgin competing in men's 62 kg category became European champion after lifting 139 kg snatch, 165 kg in clean and jerk and 304 kg in total.
Families of troops killed in Snatch Land Rovers blown up by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan have argued the vehicles were not fit for purpose.
We have been waiting for years for replacements to the Snatch Land Rovers," he said.
The Snatch was a cheap and quick way of transporting troops in Northern Ireland but is poor protection against roadside bombs.
Snatch has the makings of a retail game that could make customers more alert to shoplifting efforts, while enabling them to play "gotcha" with their stores--some variant of the promotional "Register Roulette" that the Boscov's department store plays with its customers during special sales.
THE SAS commander in Afghanistan has quit in a row over equipment and poorly armoured snatch Land Rovers.
Susan Smith, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched a damages action which alleges "failures" relating to the use of Snatch Land Rovers.
Susan Smith, of Tamworth, has launched a damages action which alleges "failures" relating to the use of Snatch Land Rovers, the first legal claim of its kind.
snatch pickup history is described from a systems engineering viewpoint, with two World War II pilots, Gerald Berry and Lee Jett, providing invaluable insights.
Police have appealed for information about the bag snatch, which happened at 9.
Some of the law (Gardai) know my face now so it's a bit tricky walking down the street setting up a snatch.
These revealing pictures, from the set of Snatch, are just two in a series taken behind the scenes.