(Snatch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snatched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Snatching.] [OE. snachen, snechen; akin to D. snakken to gasp, to long to desire. Cf. Snack, n., Sneck.]

1. 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.

2. To seize and transport away; to rap. "Snatch me to heaven." Thomson.

Syn. — To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe.

(Snatch), v. i. To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; — often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.

(Snatch) n.

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

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

They move by fits and snatches.
Bp. Wilkins.

3. 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 block
(Snatch block) (Naut.), a kind of block with an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope.

(Snatch"er) n. One who snatches, or takes abruptly.

(Snatch"ing*ly), adv. By snatching; abruptly.

(Snath) n. [Cf. AS. sniðan to cut, to mow, sn&aemacrd a bite, bit, snip.] The handle of a scythe; a snead. [Variously written in England snead, sneed, sneath, sneeth, snathe, etc.; in Scotland written sned.]

(Snathe) v. t. [Cf. Icel. sneiða to cut into alices, sniða to cut; akin to AS. besn&aemacrdan, sniðan, G. schneiden, OHG. snidan, Goth. sneiþan to cut, to reap, and E. snath, snithe.] To lop; to prune. [Prov. Eng.]

(Snat"tock) n. [See Snathe.] A chip; a slice. [Prov. Eng.] Gayton.

(Snaw) n. Snow. [Obs. or Scot.] Burns.

(Snead) n. [See Snath.]

1. A snath.

2. A line or cord; a string. [Prov. Eng.]

(Sneak) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sneaked (snekt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sneaking.] [OE. sniken, AS. snican to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. snikja to hanker after.]

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