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Kidnapping vs. Snatch

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Kidnappingnoun

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

Snatchverb

(transitive) To grasp and remove quickly.

‘He snatched up the phone.’; ‘She snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.’;

Kidnappingnoun

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

Snatchverb

(intransitive) To attempt to seize something suddenly.

‘to snatch at a rope’;

Kidnappingnoun

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

Snatchverb

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

‘to snatch a kiss’;

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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.

Snatchverb

To steal.

‘Someone has just snatched my purse!’;

Snatchverb

To take (a victory) at the last moment.

Snatchverb

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.’;

Snatchnoun

A quick grab or catch.

‘The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.’;

Snatchnoun

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

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Snatchnoun

A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.

‘I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.’;

Snatchnoun

The vulva.

Snatchnoun

(dated) A brief period of exertion.

Snatchnoun

(dated) A catching of the voice.

Snatchnoun

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

Snatchnoun

(dated) A quibble.

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Snatchverb

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.’;

Snatchverb

To seize and transport away; to rap.

Snatchverb

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

Snatchnoun

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

Snatchnoun

A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.

‘They move by fits and snatches.’;

Snatchnoun

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.’;

Snatchnoun

a small fragment;

‘overheard snatches of their conversation’;

Snatchnoun

obscene terms for female genitals

Snatchnoun

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

Snatchnoun

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

Snatchnoun

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’;

Snatchverb

to grasp hastily or eagerly;

‘Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone’;

Snatchverb

to make grasping motions;

‘the cat snatched at the butterflies’;

Snatchverb

take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;

‘The industrialist's son was kidnapped’;

Snatchverb

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’;

Snatchverb

steal (something) or kidnap (someone) by seizing or grabbing suddenly

‘the baby was snatched from a shopping centre last night’;

Snatchverb

quickly secure or obtain (something) when a chance presents itself

‘we snatched a few hours' sleep’;

Snatchverb

eagerly take or accept (an offer or opportunity)

‘I snatched at the chance’;

Snatchnoun

an act of snatching or quickly seizing something

‘a quick snatch of breath’;

Snatchnoun

a short spell of doing something

‘brief snatches of sleep’;

Snatchnoun

a fragment of song or talk

‘picking up snatches of conversation’;

Snatchnoun

a kidnapping or theft

‘a bag snatch’;

Snatchnoun

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

Snatchnoun

a woman's genitals.

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