take hold of sth with a sudden quick often violent movement; take quickly as chance allows, sometimes wrongly or without permission
"overheard snatches of their conversation"
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
"he made a grab for the ball before it landed"
"Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away"
"the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
"the cat snatched at the butterflies"
"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
Snatches of momentary sleep..had fallen upon her.
出自： M. O. W. Oliphant
A snatch of sun and then spits of rain.
出自： J. L. Waten
I..snatched at the handbrake.
出自： R. Frame
He snatched at Frau Faehndrich's invitation to stay at her villa.
He snatched at the ball but did not catch it.
She snatched at the line that the sailors threw to her.
You should snatch at every chance to improve your English.
He snatched the baby from fire.
The thief snatched the purse from the old lady.
He snatched the letter from me.
Mother held her child tightly, as if she were afraid he would be snatched from her.
The baby had been snatched from pram.
The letter was snatched out of my hand before I could read it.
He snatched his coat up and ran out of the house.
He snatched up some food and ran.
The boy snatched up a handful of snow and stuffed it in his friend's collar.