Snatch

Definition of Snatch

v. t.1.To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
[imp. & p. p. Snatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snatching.]
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
- Pope.
2.To seize and transport away; to rap.
v. i.1.To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; - often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.
n.1.A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.
2.A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
They move by fits and snatches.
- Bp. Wilkins.
3.A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
We have often little snatches of sunshine.
- Spectator.
Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer.
- Shak.

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