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Writing a play, you have to retain it all in your head - you need more time. With prose, you can snatch an hour here, an hour there.
Nell Leyshon

Meaning of "snatch" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SNATCH

Snacchen; related to Middle Dutch snakken to gasp, Old Norse snaka to sniff around.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SNATCH

snatch  [snætʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SNATCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Snatch is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb snatch in English.

WHAT DOES SNATCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of snatch in the English dictionary

The first definition of snatch in the dictionary is to seize or grasp suddenly or peremptorily. Other definition of snatch is usually foll by at to seize or attempt to seize suddenly. Snatch is also to take hurriedly.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SNATCH

PRESENT

Present
I snatch
you snatch
he/she/it snatches
we snatch
you snatch
they snatch
Present continuous
I am snatching
you are snatching
he/she/it is snatching
we are snatching
you are snatching
they are snatching
Present perfect
I have snatched
you have snatched
he/she/it has snatched
we have snatched
you have snatched
they have snatched
Present perfect continuous
I have been snatching
you have been snatching
he/she/it has been snatching
we have been snatching
you have been snatching
they have been snatching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I snatched
you snatched
he/she/it snatched
we snatched
you snatched
they snatched
Past continuous
I was snatching
you were snatching
he/she/it was snatching
we were snatching
you were snatching
they were snatching
Past perfect
I had snatched
you had snatched
he/she/it had snatched
we had snatched
you had snatched
they had snatched
Past perfect continuous
I had been snatching
you had been snatching
he/she/it had been snatching
we had been snatching
you had been snatching
they had been snatching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will snatch
you will snatch
he/she/it will snatch
we will snatch
you will snatch
they will snatch
Future continuous
I will be snatching
you will be snatching
he/she/it will be snatching
we will be snatching
you will be snatching
they will be snatching
Future perfect
I will have snatched
you will have snatched
he/she/it will have snatched
we will have snatched
you will have snatched
they will have snatched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been snatching
you will have been snatching
he/she/it will have been snatching
we will have been snatching
you will have been snatching
they will have been snatching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would snatch
you would snatch
he/she/it would snatch
we would snatch
you would snatch
they would snatch
Conditional continuous
I would be snatching
you would be snatching
he/she/it would be snatching
we would be snatching
you would be snatching
they would be snatching
Conditional perfect
I would have snatch
you would have snatch
he/she/it would have snatch
we would have snatch
you would have snatch
they would have snatch
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been snatching
you would have been snatching
he/she/it would have been snatching
we would have been snatching
you would have been snatching
they would have been snatching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you snatch
we let´s snatch
you snatch
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to snatch
Past participle
snatched
Present Participle
snatching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SNATCH


attach
əˈtætʃ
bandersnatch
ˈbændəˌsnætʃ
batch
bætʃ
brach
brætʃ
catch
kætʃ
despatch
dɪˈspætʃ
detach
dɪˈtætʃ
dispatch
dɪˈspætʃ
hatch
hætʃ
latch
lætʃ
match
mætʃ
mismatch
ˌmɪsˈmætʃ
mix-and-match
ˌmɪksəndˈmætʃ
natch
nætʃ
patch
pætʃ
rach
rætʃ
rematch
ˈriːˌmætʃ
sasquatch
ˈsæsˌkwætʃ
scratch
skrætʃ
thatch
θætʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SNATCH

snarl
snarl-up
snarler
snarling
snarlingly
snarly
snary
snash
snaste
snatch block
snatch one´s time
snatch squad
snatcher
snatchier
snatchiest
snatchily
snatchingly
snatchy
snath
snathe

WORDS THAT END LIKE SNATCH

a bad patch
Black Watch
deathwatch
exhibition match
fob watch
football match
friendly match
from scratch
grudge match
home match
klatch
league match
officer of the watch
on the watch
quartz watch
stopwatch
swatch
test match
watch
wristwatch

Synonyms and antonyms of snatch in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SNATCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «snatch» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of snatch
bit · clutch · extricate · filch · fragment · free · gain · get out · grab · grasp · grip · lift · nick · obtain · part · piece · pilfer · pinch · pull · recover · rescue · salvage · save · score · secure · seize · shoplift · smattering · snippet · spell · steal · swipe · take · thieve · win · wrench · wrest

Translation of «snatch» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SNATCH

Find out the translation of snatch to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of snatch from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «snatch» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

攫取
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arrebatar
570 millions of speakers

English

snatch
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छीनना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَخْتَطِفُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хватать(ся)
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agarrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছিনান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attraper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ragut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schnappen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひったくる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

낚아채다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Entuk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giật lấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्नॅच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kapmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strappare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

(s)chwycić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хапати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a înhăța
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραπώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stjäla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snappe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of snatch

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SNATCH»

The term «snatch» is very widely used and occupies the 13.723 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of snatch
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «snatch».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SNATCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «snatch» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «snatch» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snatch

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10 QUOTES WITH «SNATCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word snatch.
1
Texas Battle
The only time I get afraid is when I am at the ocean. I get a little nervous when I'm in the water because I always feel like something is going to bite or snatch me.
2
Chuck Inglish
A good game will always snatch my attention. No matter the sport, the spirit of competition and audience is nostalgic and relaxing to me.
3
Wyclef Jean
There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible.
4
Nell Leyshon
Writing a play, you have to retain it all in your head - you need more time. With prose, you can snatch an hour here, an hour there.
5
Joe Rogan
When you snatch little pieces of other people's lives and try to palm them off as your own, that's more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago.
6
Richard Rolle
Who breathe where you will, come into me and snatch me up to yourself.
7
Brandon Sanderson
When I do research, I cast my net very widely and then snatch what feels right out of that. Occasionally I'll read a specific book for a specific book, but usually I'm trying to increase my general understanding.
8
Vikram Seth
I'm actually a very lazy person. Most of the time, I'm happy to sit around and stare. Or watch bad TV soaps. It's quite rare for me to get inspired by anything, but it could be something small. A view of the Serpentine. A snatch of music. Or a little shred of conversation overheard on a bus, such as, 'You also will marry someone of my choice.'
9
Atticus Shaffer
If there was any show I could guest star on, I would want to guest star on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' because I am such a nerd and I love that show. If there was ever an opportunity to be on that, I would snatch it up.
10
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNATCH»

Discover the use of snatch in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snatch and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Cultural Studies Analysis of Guy Ritchie's Snatch
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Passau, course: Proseminar Anglistik, language: English, comment: Note: 1,0 Cultural Analysis ...
Samir Ibrahim, 2009
2
The Snatch
In his first chronicled adventure, the NAMELESS DETECTIVE hires on to handle the ransom payoff in a kidnapping case.
Bill Pronzini, 2011
3
Spider Snatch
In an effort to bury their grief after the shooting death of their young daughter, Evvie and Ted North buy a boat with the intention of cruising the Caribbean, but wind up shipwrecked off the coast of Panama on an island inhabited by Cuna ...
Bill Branon, 1999
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Snatch: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
5
Snakes That Squeeze and Snatch
Describes the appearance and behavior of various snakes around the world, such as garter snakes, boa constrictors, king snakes, and pythons.
Lynn M. Stone, 2001
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Snatch a Victory
Snatch. a. victory. Despondency is the thief of the race when the back of your apparent conqueror is what your eyes only see. When the howling of enemy is what in the wind your ears hear. Then you speak not from your heart but from the nest ...
Victor Uwakwe, 2006
7
Snatch in a Mess
Snatch looked around him. What a mess! There were toys everywhere and no room left to play. Snatch spends all day tidying up and then has a party to celebrate, but one of the guests is missing...
Sue Hall, 1995
8
Snatch Me
... marks mentioned in this book. The publisher does not have any control over, and does not assume any responsibility for, author or third-party Web sites or their content. SNATCH ME Nara Malone Dedication Special thanks to authors Tibby.
Nara Malone, 2011
9
Snatch 'em
SNATCH 'EM Copyright © 2007 by Robert Anderson All rights reserved. ... ISBN: 978-0-595-43344-5 (pbk) ISBN: 978-0-595-87670-9 (ebk) Printed in the United States of America Contents SNATCH 'EM OCCUPATIONAL ADVANCEMENTS ...
Robert W. Anderson, 2007
10
99 Cent Adventure Time Stories Snatch Car
SNATCH. By. DONALD. BAYNE. HOBART. Author of “Hunchback House,” “The Cell Murder Case,” etc. SNATCH CAR 3. John Saxon Takes the Wheel in a Madcap Race With a Mob of Snatcheteers!
Donald Bayne Hobart, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SNATCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term snatch is used in the context of the following news items.
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Police release footage of bag snatch suspect after Good Samaritan …
June 23, 2015: Police have released vision of a man they want to speak to after a good samaritan was stabbed while trying to catch a bag snatcher in Melbourne ... «9news.com.au, Jun 15»
2
Gijon snatch dramatic promotion to Spain's La Liga
BARCELONA - A 3-0 victory for Sporting Gijon at champions Real Betis saw them snatch promotion to La Liga on a dramatic final day of the season on Sunday ... «eNCA, Jun 15»
3
Failed snatch of poppy donations investigated
An attempt by three youths in Blenheim to snatch a bucket containing donations on Poppy Day is being investigated by police. Two girls and a boy, aged 12 to ... «3News NZ, Apr 15»
4
RuPaul's Drag Race: “Snatch Game”
After spending a lot of time last week writing about how badly this season needs Snatch Game, I'm happy to say that the annual event has finally arrived and ... «A.V. Club DC, Apr 15»
5
Teen jailed for good samaritan attack
The teenager who seriously injured good samaritan Lucy Knight in an attempted bag-snatch in Auckland has been jailed for nearly five years. Accused Hendrix ... «Radio New Zealand, Feb 15»
6
Four-man crew arrested in string of South Bay 'chain-snatch' robberies
SAN JOSE -- Four San Jose men have been arrested in connection with a yearlong string of South Bay "chain-snatch" robberies in which they are accused of ... «San Jose Mercury News, Dec 14»
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Rough Justice For Would-Be Bag Snatcher On Bus
Rough Justice For Would-Be Bag Snatcher On Bus. A man gets a rude awakening as he tries to snatch a handbag off a passenger in a dramatic incident caught ... «Sky News, Oct 14»
8
Bag-snatch hero heads home for birthday
Knight sustained a fractured skull and brain bleed after she tried to intervene in an alleged bag-snatch attempt at Auckland's Northcote Shopping Centre. «Stuff.co.nz, Oct 14»
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Bag snatch victim Lucy Knight walks again for first time
Bashed good Samaritan Lucy Knight has had her first visit from her two of her younger children as she continues to recover from head injuries she suffered when ... «New Zealand Herald, Sep 14»
10
Bag snatch hero on road to recovery
Things are looking up for the mother-of-six who was attacked and sustained serious head injuries after she tried to help the victim of a violent bag-snatching. «Stuff.co.nz, Sep 14»

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