What does snatch mean?

Definitions for snatch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word snatch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snatch, bitnoun

    a small fragment

    "overheard snatches of their conversation"

  2. cunt, puss, pussy, slit, snatch, twatnoun

    obscene terms for female genitals

  3. kidnapping, snatchnoun

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

  4. snatchnoun

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

  5. catch, grab, snatch, snapverb

    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"

  6. snatch, snatch up, snapverb

    to grasp hastily or eagerly

    "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

  7. snatchverb

    to make grasping motions

    "the cat snatched at the butterflies"

  8. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatchverb

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

    "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"


  1. snatchnoun

    A quick grab or catch.

    The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.

  2. snatchnoun

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

  3. snatchnoun

    A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.

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

  4. snatchnoun

    A vulva.

  5. snatchverb

    To grasp quickly.

    He snatched up the phone.

  6. snatchverb

    To grasp and remove quickly.

    He snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.

  7. snatchverb

    To steal.

    Someone has just snatched my purse!

  8. snatchverb

    (by extension) To take a victory at the last moment.

  9. snatchverb

    To do something quickly due to limited time available.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snatchnoun

    to take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss

  2. Snatchnoun

    to seize and transport away; to rap

  3. Snatchverb

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

  4. Snatchnoun

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

  5. Snatchnoun

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

  6. Snatchnoun

    a small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap

  7. Snatchnoun

    the handle of a scythe; a snead


  1. Snatch

    Snatch is a 2000 comedy-crime film written and directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter named Turkish who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster known as Brick Top. The film features an assortment of colourful characters, including Irish Traveller Mickey O'Neil, arms-dealer Boris "the Blade" Yurinov, professional thief and gambling addict Franky "Four-Fingers", American gangster-jeweller "Cousin Avi", and bounty hunter Bullet-Tooth Tony. It is also distinguished by a kinetic direction and editing style, a circular plot featuring numerous ironic twists of chance and causality, and a fast pace. The film shares themes, ideas and motifs with Ritchie's first film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It is also filmed in the same visual style and features many of the same actors, including Jones, Statham, and Ford.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. snatch

    Any open lead for a rope: if not furnished with a sheave, it is termed a dumb snatch, as on the bows and quarters for hawsers.

Rap Dictionary

  1. snatchverb

    To steal or take. "And I'ma snatch your ass from the backside" -- Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (Fu** With Dre Day)

  2. snatchnoun


British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'snatch' in Verbs Frequency: #995

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  1. Chants

  2. Stanch

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snatch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snatch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of snatch in a Sentence

  1. Talesa Marie Chartrand:

    Vanity, oh hey. Hello! Camera on a phone that's a snatch in the day long been stolen in a cliche' 100 in a 120 moment of Bipolarity; have enough confidence to not only be Intelligent, Vintea's tea cups never looked so _________. Who laughed at everything and mainly has 2 looks. -this was not photographed and documented today- #2022 #runningformisspetiteUSA #crownup #dewup #glitter-jey #winxandeverythangfabulous #areyourhandscleanvictoria #wheresyoupearlsatheidi #heyshelbywheresyourgoldenhairat

  2. Fabrizio Bozzato:

    China has made the point that it can snatch as many diplomatic allies of Taiwan as it wishes.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Wherever a sensible sees a crowd with a flag or flags, he oft runs away from there like a stag before they pull his leg and drag him into any ditch and snatch away his bag.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The more an employee talks about the national politics in the organization, the more s/he tends to play office politics and uses all sort of dirty tactics to snatch others' work credit for own progress & profit.

  5. Abdul Qayyum:

    They tried to snatch it from him and then it exploded. He died on the spot.

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Translations for snatch

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  • Reißen, klauen, stehlenGerman
  • arrebatar, raptar, arrancada, arranqueSpanish
  • tempaus, siepata, siemaista, napata, näpistää, kopata, vilkaista, katkelma, haukata, kulauttaaFinnish
  • enlever, voler, arraché, bribe, saisir, piquer, s'emparer de, empoigner, arracherFrench
  • kaptarIdo
  • scippare, strappareItalian
  • 奪うJapanese
  • pītau, tatango, pītautauMāori
  • wegpikken, weggraaien, afpakken, graai, doos, graaienDutch
  • bucetaPortuguese
  • схватить, выхватывать, хватать, стащить, выхватитьRussian
  • fitta, mutta, murra, kussimurraSwedish
  • பறிக்கTamil

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