In another change since his transit days, crooks now snatch cellphones, not gold chains.
In the race to snatch children from the tightening noose around the Warsaw ghetto, she must use all her wiles.
Already rumors are rife in Islamabad that the U.S. may be ginning up another U.S. SEAL raid to swoop in and snatch him to freedom.
early 13c., "make a sudden snap or bite" (at something), of uncertain origin; perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *snæccan or Middle Dutch snacken "to snatch, chatter." Cf. snack (n.). Meaning "lay hold of suddenly" is from early 14c.; especially "take from someone's hands" (1580s). Weight-lifting sense is attested from 1928. Related: Snatched; snatching.
c.1300, "a trap, snare," from snatch (v.). Meaning "a sudden grab" is from 1570s; that of "a small amount" is from 1590s. Sense in weight-lifting is from 1928. Vulgar slang sense of "vulva" is recorded from 1903; a much older venereal sense was "sexual intercourse quickly performed" (1580s).
To eat; gobble; scarf: We can think of a lot of places we would like to eat chocolate, snarf down a few burgers, and gawk at shiny cars
[1968+; in early 1980s computer slang, defined in the Hacker'sDictonary as''tosnarf,sometimeswiththeconnotation of absorbing, processing, or understanding'']