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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snatch \Snatch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snatched; p. pr. & vb. n. Snatching.] [OE. snachen, snechen; akin to D. snakken to gasp, to long (for), 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. [1913 Webster] When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To seize and transport away; to rap. "Snatch me to heaven." --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Syn: To twitch; pluck; grab; catch; grasp; gripe. [1913 Webster]