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
informal walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snaffle, snitch
British informal pinch, half-inch, nick, whip, knock off, nobble, bone
North American informal heist, glom
Australian informal snavel
West Indian informal 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
informal shanghai, nobble

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
informal rip-off, smash and grab
North American informal heist, stickup
rare peculation, defalcation