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Kidnapping vs. Snatch — What's the Difference?

Kidnapping vs. Snatch — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Kidnapping and Snatch

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Kidnapping

In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful transportation, asportation and confinement of a person against their will. It can include tying someone up, gagging them, or stuffing them in a box.

Snatch

Quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
A victory snatched from the jaws of defeat
She snatched at the handle
She snatched a biscuit from the plate

Kidnapping

To abduct or confine (a person) forcibly, by threat of force, or by deceit, without the authority of law.

Snatch

An act of snatching or quickly seizing something
A quick snatch of breath

Kidnapping

Present participle of kidnap
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Snatch

The rapid raising of a weight from the floor to above the head in one movement.

Kidnapping

(crime) The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

Snatch

A woman's genitals.

Kidnapping

The unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.

Snatch

To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly
Snatched the dollar from my hand.

Kidnapping

(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Snatch

To steal, especially quickly or with a sudden movement.

Snatch

(Informal) To kidnap (someone).

Snatch

(Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.

Snatch

To obtain or achieve quickly or unexpectantly
Snatched an early lead in the game.

Snatch

To get (a small amount of sleep).

Snatch

To make grasping or seizing motions
Snatched at the lamp cord.

Snatch

The act of snatching; a quick grasp or grab.

Snatch

(Informal) A kidnapping.

Snatch

A brief period of time
"At the end we preferred to travel all night, / Sleeping in snatches" (T.S. Eliot).

Snatch

A small amount; a bit or fragment
A snatch of dialogue.

Snatch

(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.

Snatch

Vulgar Slang The vulva.

Snatch

(transitive) To grasp and remove quickly.
He snatched up the phone.
She snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.

Snatch

(intransitive) To attempt to seize something suddenly.
To snatch at a rope

Snatch

(transitive) To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
To snatch a kiss

Snatch

To steal.
Someone has just snatched my purse!

Snatch

To take (a victory) at the last moment.

Snatch

To do something quickly in the limited time available.
He snatched a sandwich before catching the train.
He snatched a glimpse of her while her mother had her back turned.

Snatch

A quick grab or catch.
The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.

Snatch

A short period.

Snatch

(weightlifting) A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.

Snatch

A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.
I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.

Snatch

The vulva.

Snatch

(aviation) Rapid, uncommanded jerking or oscillation of the ailerons of some aircraft at high Mach numbers, resulting from shock wave formation at transonic speeds.

Snatch

(dated) A brief period of exertion.

Snatch

(dated) A catching of the voice.

Snatch

(dated) A hasty snack; a bite to eat.

Snatch

(dated) A quibble.

Snatch

To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.

Snatch

To seize and transport away; to rap.

Snatch

To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; - often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.

Snatch

A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.

Snatch

A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
They move by fits and snatches.

Snatch

A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
We have often little snatches of sunshine.
Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer.

Snatch

A small fragment;
Overheard snatches of their conversation

Snatch

Obscene terms for female genitals

Snatch

(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Snatch

A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion

Snatch

The act of catching an object with the hands;
Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
He made a grab for the ball before it landed
Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Snatch

To grasp hastily or eagerly;
Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Snatch

To make grasping motions;
The cat snatched at the butterflies

Snatch

Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;
The industrialist's son was kidnapped

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