Definition of Snatcher in English :

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Snatcher meaning in English

Meaning of Snatcher in English

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Snatcher pronunciation in English

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1. snatcher

a thief who grabs and runs

Example Sentences:
'a purse snatcher'

2. abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher

someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of snatcher
1. (transitive)
to seize or grasp (something) suddenly or peremptorily
he snatched the chocolate out of my hand
2. (intransitive; usually foll by at)
to seize or attempt to seize suddenly
3. (transitive)
to take hurriedly
to snatch some sleep
4. (transitive)
to remove suddenly
she snatched her hand away
5. (transitive)
to gain, win, or rescue, esp narrowly
they snatched victory in the closing seconds
6. (transitive)
(in weightlifting) to lift (a weight) with a snatch
7.  snatch one's time
an act of snatching
a fragment or small incomplete part
snatches of conversation
a brief spell
snatches of time off
11. weightlifting
a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
12. slang, mainly US
an act of kidnapping
13. British slang
a robbery
a diamond snatch

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see synonyms of snatcher
verb transitive
to grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
to remove abruptly or hastily
to take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
to snatch some rest
4.  US, Slang
to kidnap
verb intransitive
to try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
to accept or take advantage of a chance, etc. eagerly
with at
the act of snatching; a grab
a brief period; short time or spell
to sleep in snatches
a small portion, esp. one that is incomplete or disconnected; fragment; bit
snatches of gossip
10.  Slang, Vulgar
the vulva
11.  US, Slang
an act of kidnapping
12.  Weightlifting
a lift in which the barbell is raised in one continuous motion from the floor to a position directly overhead with the arms completely extended

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of snatcher
v. snatched, snatch·ing, snatch·es
a. To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly: snatched the dollar from my hand.
b. To steal, especially quickly or with a sudden movement.
c. Informal To kidnap (someone).
2. Sports To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
3. Informal
a. To obtain or achieve quickly or unexpectantly: snatched an early lead in the game.
b. To get (a small amount of sleep).
To make grasping or seizing motions: snatched at the lamp cord.
a. The act of snatching; a quick grasp or grab.
b. Informal A kidnapping.
2. A brief period of time: "At the end we preferred to travel all night, / Sleeping in snatches" (T.S. Eliot).
3. A small amount; a bit or fragment: a snatch of dialogue.
4. Sports A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is raised in one uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
5. Vulgar Slang The vulva.

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