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English noun: snatch

1. snatch (communication) a small fragment

SamplesOverheard snatches of their conversation.


Broader (hypernym)fragment

2. snatch (body) obscene terms for female genitals

Synonymscunt, puss, pussy, slit, twat

Broader (hypernym)fanny, female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals

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


Broader (hypernym)capture, seizure

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. snatch (act) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion

Broader (hypernym)weightlift, weightlifting

5. snatch (act) the act of catching an object with the hands

SamplesMays made the catch with his back to the plate.
He made a grab for the ball before it landed.
Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away.
The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion.

Synonymscatch, grab, snap

Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

Narrower (hyponym)fair catch, interception, interlock, interlocking, mesh, meshing, rebound, reception, shoestring catch

English verb: snatch

1. snatch (contact) to grasp hastily or eagerly

SamplesBefore I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone.

Synonymssnap, snatch up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

Narrower (hyponym)swoop, swoop up

2. snatch (contact) to make grasping motions

SamplesThe cat snatched at the butterflies.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

3. snatch (contact) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

SamplesThe industrialist's son was kidnapped.

Synonymsabduct, kidnap, nobble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)seize

Narrower (hyponym)impress, shanghai

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

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