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.