Synonyms of snatch in English:

snatch


See definition of snatch

verb

1‘she snatched the last sandwich from the plate’

SYNONYMS

grab, seize, seize hold of, grab hold of, take hold of, lay hold of, lay hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's hands on, take, pluck

take a grip of, grip, grasp, clutch

2‘someone snatched my handbag on a bus’

SYNONYMS

steal, thieve, rob, take, pilfer, purloin, loot, rifle, abscond with, carry off

embezzle, misappropriate

walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch

British pinch, half-inch, nick, whip, knock off, nobble, bone

North American heist, glom

Australian snavel

West Indian tief

archaic crib, hook

3‘she posed as a childminder and snatched Julie from her home’

SYNONYMS

abduct, kidnap, carry off, seize, capture, run away with, run off with, make off with, spirit away, hold hostage, hold to ransom, hijack

shanghai, nobble

archaic ravish, rape

4‘Fogdoe skied a brilliant second run to snatch victory in the men's slalom’

SYNONYMS

achieve, secure, obtain, seize, pluck, wrest, scrape

5‘I snatched at the chance’

SYNONYMS

accept eagerly, jump at, take advantage of, grab, grab at, snap up, seize, seize on, grasp, grasp with both hands, pounce on, swoop down on

buy eagerly, buy quickly


noun

1‘brief snatches of sleep’

SYNONYMS

period, spell, time, fit, bout, interval, duration, season, term, stretch, span, phase, run

British informal patch, spot

2‘he heard a snatch of their conversation’

SYNONYMS

fragment, snippet, smattering, bit, scrap, piece, part, extract, excerpt, portion, section, selection

3‘her snatch of £3 million in used notes has been described as ‘the perfect crime’’

SYNONYMS

theft, robbery, stealing, thieving, larceny, thievery, robbing, pilfering, pilferage, purloining

shoplifting, burglary

raid, hold-up

appropriation, expropriation, misappropriation, embezzlement

dacoity

rip-off, smash and grab

North American heist, stick-up

rare peculation, defalcation