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English translation of 'wegschnappen'

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wegschnappen

Verb Table transitive verb separable (informal)
jdm etw wegschnappen to snatch sth (away) from sb
die andere Kundin hat mir das Kleid weggeschnappt the other customer snapped up the dress before I could
jdm die Freundin/den Job wegschnappen to pinch (Brit) or snatch (US) sb’s girlfriend/job (inf)

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Allerdings könnten aufgrund der geographischen Lage und der traditionellen Verbindungen osteuropäische Unternehmen der westlichen Konkurrenz zahlreiche Aufträge in Ex-Jugoslawien wegschnappen.
Die Tageszeitung (1995)
Die norddeutschen Wissenschaftsminister wollen Bayern einen neuen 70 Millionen Mark teuren Hochleistungsrechner wegschnappen.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Manche haben die Sorge, das subventionierte Orchester könnte mit Dumpingpreisen den freien Ensembles Tourneeplätze wegschnappen.
Die Tageszeitung (1997)
Und es ist die Komplexität und Schlauheit des Rechtssystems, die den Leuten die Beute wegschnappen.
Die Tageszeitung (1995)

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Used Rarely. wegschnappen is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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