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snatching

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  • as incapture
  • as ingetting

synonyms for snatching

  • abduction
  • apprehension
  • arrest
  • confiscation
  • imprisonment
  • occupation
  • seizure
  • taking
  • acquirement
  • acquisition
  • appropriating
  • appropriation
  • bag
  • bust
  • catch
  • collar
  • commandeering
  • drop
  • ensnaring
  • fall
  • gaining
  • grab
  • grasping
  • hook
  • nab
  • nail
  • obtaining
  • pinch
  • pull
  • securing
  • seizing
  • sweep
  • trapping
  • trip
  • winning
  • hit the jackpot
  • knock off
  • laying hold of
  • pick up
  • run-in
  • taking captive
  • taking into custody
  • appropriating
  • assimilating
  • capturing
  • catching
  • clutching
  • earning
  • gaining
  • grasping
  • mastering
  • obtaining
  • pursuing
  • securing
  • seizing
  • taking
  • winning
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antonyms for snatching

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  • letting go
  • release
  • rise
  • freeing
  • abandoning
  • giving up
  • losing
  • refusal
  • rejecting
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How to use snatching in a sentence

Half frantic, I dashed forward, snatching as I did so a rapier from the wall, the only weapon handy.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Tessa, suddenly snatching both hands, if you are so sorry for me, why cant you love me?
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
They shall find me by that farm yonder, snatching an hour's sleep in the straw maybe.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Snatching at its meaning she ran through the three thin sheets; then she read it deliberately, understandingly.
GROWING UPJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Snatching the circular out of his hand she read it hurriedly, once, twice, three times.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
This occurred at noon, and, after snatching a hasty meal, he put a tomahawk into Jem's hands and darted into the bush.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
A garden bonfire used to drive him wild with delight, and snatching brands from the fire, indoors or out, was a delirious joy.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
Milton also uses the word of the actual snatching away of a person: “What accident hath rapt him from us,” Par.
MILTON'S COMUSJOHN MILTON
"Fudge on your everlasting knitting," said Sal, snatching the sock from Mary's hands and making the needles fly nimbly.
THE ENGLISH ORPHANSMARY JANE HOLMES
Snatching her hands in his, he stared at her with a fierce hunger that was half passion, half gratitude.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SNATCHING

  • appropriating
  • assimilating
  • capturing
  • catching
  • clutching
  • earning
  • gaining
  • grasping
  • mastering
  • obtaining
  • pursuing
  • securing
  • seizing
  • snatching
  • taking
  • winning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.