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English noun: snatch

1. snatch (communication) a small fragment


SamplesOverheard snatches of their conversation.


Synonymsbit


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


Synonymskidnapping


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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