Critical darling Downton Abbey snatched up a win for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
She snatched her purse from the kitchen counter and stormed out the front door, past his duffel bags.
Seven thousand copies were printed and all were snatched up within hours.
The Americans snatched draws against England and Slovenia to stay alive.
Fletcher, that is, must have snatched it from the discard pile while they were glancing down at the spill.
He is snatched from the ranks and embraced amidst the cheers of all observers.
Philip snatched his hat, and said he would soon bring them news.
The calves are snatched out and the "jimption is socked to 'em," as the boys express it.
She snatched up the child with a vehemence which frightened it into a shrill cry.
My memories swam like little fish that I snatched at, and sometimes they wriggled out of my grasp.
early 13c., "make a sudden snap or bite" (at something), of uncertain origin; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *snæccan or Middle Dutch snacken "to snatch, chatter." Cf. snack (n.). Meaning "lay hold of suddenly" is from early 14c.; especially "take from someone's hands" (1580s). Weight-lifting sense is attested from 1928. Related: Snatched; snatching.
c.1300, "a trap, snare," from snatch (v.). Meaning "a sudden grab" is from 1570s; that of "a small amount" is from 1590s. Sense in weight-lifting is from 1928. Vulgar slang sense of "vulva" is recorded from 1903; a much older venereal sense was "sexual intercourse quickly performed" (1580s).