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snatch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of snatch

  1. to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly the brazen seagull snatched the french fry right from my hand Synonyms of snatch bag, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, catch, trapWords Related to snatch glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms of snatch discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms of snatch miss

Synonym Discussion of snatch

take, seize, grasp, clutch, snatch, grab mean to get hold of by or as if by catching up with the hand. take is a general term applicable to any manner of getting something into one's possession or control.
    • take some salad from the bowl
seize implies a sudden and forcible movement in getting hold of something tangible or an apprehending of something fleeting or elusive when intangible.
    • seized the suspect
grasp stresses a laying hold so as to have firmly in possession.
    • grasp the handle and pull
clutch suggests avidity or anxiety in seizing or grasping and may imply less success in holding.
    • clutching her purse
snatch suggests more suddenness or quickness but less force than seize.
    • snatched a doughnut and ran
grab implies more roughness or rudeness than snatch.
    • grabbed roughly by the arm

snatch

noun, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of snatch

  1. the unlawful or forcible carrying away of a person or animal to the police chief, it didn't look like a snatch, but another case of a bride-to-be getting cold feet Synonyms of snatch hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), rape, abduction [slang]Words Related to snatch impressment, seizure, shanghaiing


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