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snatch /'snætʃ/
  • danh từ
    • cái nắm lấy, cái vồ lấy
      • to make a snatch at something: vồ lấy cái gì
    • (số nhiều) đoạn, khúc
      • to overhear snatches of conversation: nghe lỏm được nhiều đoạn của câu chuyện
    • thời gian ngắn, một lúc, một lát
      • a snatch of sleep: giấc ngủ chợp đi một lát
      • to work by snatches: làm việc bữa đực bữa cái; làm việc theo hứng (thích thì làm, không thích thì thôi)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) sự bắt cóc
    • động từ
      • nắm lấy, giật lấy, vồ lấy, chộp lấy, bắt lấy, tranh thủ (làm gì)
        • to snatch an opportunity: nắm lấy thời cơ
        • to snatch a quick meal: tranh thủ ăn nhanh
        • to snatch victory out of defeat: dành lấy thắng lợi từ thế thất bại
        • to snatch at an offer: chộp lấy một lời đề nghị
        • to snatch something out of somebody's hand: giật lấy vật gì trên tay ai, nẫng tay trên ai
        • to snatch a half-hour's repose: tranh thủ nghỉ nửa tiếng
        • to snatch someone from the jaws of death: cứu thoát ai khỏi nhanh vuốt của tử thần
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) bắt cóc
    Concise Dictionary
    +a small fragment
    +obscene terms for female genitals
    +(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
    +a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion
    +the act of catching an object with the hands
    +to grasp hastily or eagerly
    +to make grasping motions
    +take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 grab, grasp, seize, clasp, clutch, pluck, take (hold of), catch, lay hold of, wrest, latch on to, capture, snap up, win, get, lay or get one's hands on:
    The thief snatched her purse and ran away. One must snatch every available opportunity for happiness.
    2 Chiefly US kidnap, abduct:
    They snatched the kid and are holding him for ransom.
    3 save, rescue, deliver, remove:
    At the very last moment, we were snatched from the jaws of death.
    4 grab, clutch, grasp:
    He made a snatch for her necklace, but she managed to duck out of the way.
    5 scrap, bit, fragment, snippet, segment, morsel, specimen, sample:
    We were able to hear only brief snatches of their conversation through the closed door.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 [usually +adv./prep.] to take sth quickly and often rudely or roughly: [VN] She managed to snatch the gun from his hand. + Gordon snatched up his jacket and left the room. + [V] Hey, you kids! Don't all snatch!
    2 [VN] to take sb/sth away from a person or place, especially by force; to steal sth: The raiders snatched $100 from the cash register. + The baby was snatched from its parents' car.
    3 [VN] to take or get sth quickly, especially because you do not have much time: I managed to snatch an hour's sleep. + The team snatched a dramatic victory in the last minute of the game.
    Phrasal Verbs: snatch at sth
    1 to try to take hold of sth with your hands: He snatched at the steering wheel but I pushed him away. + (figurative) The wind snatched at our clothes.
    2 to take an opportunity to do sth: We snatched at every moment we could be together.
    + noun
    1 a very small part of a conversation or some music that you hear
    Synonym: SNIPPET
    a snatch of music + I only caught snatches of the conversation.
    2 an act of moving your hand very quickly to take or steal sth: a bag / cash snatch + to make a snatch at sth
    Idioms: in snatches for short periods rather than continuously: Sleep came to him in brief snatches.
    Collocation Dictionary




    catch, hear, overhear
    We caught snatches of conversation from the room next door.
    | hum, sing
    He was humming a snatch of a song from ‘Cabaret’.


    in ~es
    She learnt to sleep in brief snatches.


    a snatch of conversation/music/song



    almost | quickly | away, up
    She leapt to her feet, snatching up her bag.


    try to


    He snatched at her arm as she walked past.
    | from
    She almost snatched the letter from my hand.

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