Synonyms of snatch
1 grabDictionary • He snatched the telephone from me.
grab • I managed to grab her hand.
seize • an otter seizing a fish
wrench • They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
wrest • He has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
take • He took her by the shoulders and shook her.
grip • She gripped his hand tightly.
grasp • He grasped both my hands.
clutch • I staggered and had to clutch at a chair for support.
take hold of
2 stealDictionary • He snatched her bag and threw her to the ground.
steal • People who are drug addicts come in and steal stuff.
take • The burglars took just about anything they could carry.
nick (slang, mainly British) • We used to nick biscuits from the kitchen.
pinch (informal) • pickpockets who pinched his wallet
swipe (slang) • People kept trying to swipe my copy of the New York Times.
lift (informal) • The line could have been lifted from a Woody Allen film.
pilfer • Staff were pilfering cash from the bar.
filch • I filched some notes from his wallet.
thieve • These people can't help thieving.
walk or make off with
3 winDictionary • They snatched a third goal.
win • The first correct entry will win the prize.
take • He took the gold medal in the 100 metres.
score • They scored 282 points in their first innings.
gain • The company didn't disclose how much it expects to gain from the deal.
secure • His achievements helped him to secure the job.
obtain • Evans was trying to obtain a false passport.
4 saveDictionary • He was snatched from the jaws of death at the last minute.
save • She could have saved him from this final disaster.
free • It will free us of a whole lot of debt.
rescue • Helicopters rescued nearly 20 people.
recover • Rescue teams recovered a few more survivors from the rubble.
salvage • They studied flight recorders salvaged from the wreckage.
extricate • Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.
bitDictionary • I heard snatches of the conversation.
bit • The best bit was the car chase.
part • A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
fragment • She read everything, digesting every fragment of news.
piece • Another piece of cake?
snippet • I read a snippet she had cut from a magazine.
smattering • a smattering of Greek grammar
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bitA bit of something is a small part or section of it.
• The best bit was the car chase.
clutchIf you clutch at something or clutch something, you hold it tightly, usually because you are afraid or anxious.
• I staggered and had to clutch at a chair for support.
• Emergency workers tried to extricate the survivors from the wreckage.
Thesaurus for snatch from the Collins English Thesaurus