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 for snatch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snatch \Snatch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snatched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Snatching.] [OE. snachen, snechen; akin to D. snakken to
     gasp, to long (for), to desire. Cf. Snack, n., Sneck.]
     1. To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission
        or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
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              When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
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     2. To seize and transport away; to rap. "Snatch me to
        heaven." --Thomson.
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     Syn: To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snatch \Snatch\, v. i.
     To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; -- often
     with at; as, to snatch at a rope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snatch \Snatch\, n.
     1. A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or
        attempt to seize, suddenly.
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     2. A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding
        after a shower. --Tusser.
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              They move by fits and snatches.       --Bp. Wilkins.
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     3. A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a
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              We have often little snatches of sunshine.
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              Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct
              answer.                               --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their
           conversation" [syn: snatch, bit]
      2: obscene terms for female genitals [syn: cunt, puss,
         pussy, slit, snatch, twat]
      3: (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a
         person against their will and holding them in false
         imprisonment [syn: kidnapping, snatch]
      4: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one
         rapid motion
      5: the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays 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" [syn: catch, grab, snatch, snap]
      v 1: to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the
           dog snatched the ham bone" [syn: snatch, snatch up,
      2: to make grasping motions; "the cat snatched at the
      3: take away to an undisclosed location against their will and
         usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's
         son was kidnapped" [syn: kidnap, nobble, abduct,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  177 Moby Thesaurus words for "snatch":
     abduce, abduct, abduction, abstract, and, annex, apprehension,
     appropriate, arrest, arrestation, badger, bag, bit, blackmail, bob,
     boost, borrow, butt, capture, carry away, carry off, catch,
     catching, chip, chunk, clasp, clip, clipping, clutch, collaring,
     collop, cop, coup, crib, crimp, crumb, cut, cutting, defraud,
     deliver, desire, dollop, dragnet, embezzle, end, exact, extort,
     filch, flick, flip, flirt, flounce, force from, forcible seizure,
     fragment, get, gob, gobbet, grab, grab at, grabbing, grapple,
     grasp, hitch, hold, hold for ransom, hook, hunk, impress, jerk,
     jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jump at, kidnap,
     kidnapping, lay hold of, levy blackmail, lift, lump, make off with,
     modicum, moiety, morsel, nab, nabbing, nail, nip, nip up, palm,
     paring, particle, picking up, piece, pilfer, pinch, pluck, poach,
     power grab, prehension, pry loose from, purloin, rasher, remove,
     rend, rend from, rescue, rip, rip from, run away with, running in,
     rustle, sample, save, scoop, scrap, screw, scrounge, segment,
     seize, seizure, seizure of power, shake down, shanghai, shard,
     shaving, shiver, shoplift, shred, skyjack, slice, sliver,
     smithereen, snack, snake, snap up, snare, snatch at, snatch from,
     snatching, snip, snippet, snitch, specimen, spirit away, splinter,
     squeeze, start, steal, stitch, stump, sudden pull, swindle, swipe,
     take, take hold of, taking in, taking into custody, tatter,
     tear from, thieve, throttle, tweak, twitch, walk off with, whip up,
     win, wrench, wrench from, wrest, wring, wring from, yank, yerk

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