American English

Definition of snatch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a 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. 2an act of moving your hand very quickly to take or steal something a bag snatch
  3. Idioms
    in snatches
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    for short periods rather than continuously Sleep came to him in brief snatches.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: snatch