in snatches

Definition of in snatches

  1. :  for short periods of time sleeping in snatches :  in small amounts The plot of the novel came to me in snatches.

Word by Word Definitions

snatchplay snatches
  1. :  to attempt to seize something suddenly

    :  to take or grasp abruptly or hastily

    :  to seize or take suddenly without permission, ceremony, or right

  1. :  a brief period

    :  a brief, fragmentary, or hurried part :  bit

    :  a snatching at or of something

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