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snatch

[ snach ]
/ snætʃ /
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verb (used without object)

to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually followed by at).

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of snatch

1175–1225; Middle English snacche (noun), snacchen (v.) < ?; cognate with Middle Dutch snacken

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British Dictionary definitions for snatch

snatch
/ (snætʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of snatch

snatcher, noun

Word Origin for snatch

C13 snacchen; related to Middle Dutch snakken to gasp, Old Norse snaka to sniff around
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