Definition of Snatch up

1. Verb. To grasp hastily or eagerly. "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

Exact synonyms: Snap, Snatch
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Specialized synonyms: Swoop, Swoop Up
Derivative terms: Snap, Snatch, Snatcher
Also: Snap Up



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snatch Up

snash
snashed
snashes
snashing
snast
snaste
snastes
snasts
snatch and run
snatch and runs
snatch block
snatch blocks
snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
snatch the pebble
snatch up (current term)
snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
snatchable
snatched
snatched the pebble
snatcher
snatchers
snatches
snatchier
snatchiest
snatching
snatchingly
snatchings
snatcht
snatchy

Literary usage of Snatch up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"... earnestly imploring [his life], and thus speaks: [the omen], and own [the interposition of] the gods; myself, myself at your head, snatch up the steel, ..."

2. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1920)
"I snatch up my manuscript, convince myself that it is lying in order and go, without stopping a second or looking about me, towards the editor's ..."

3. Hunger by Knut Hamsun (1921)
"I snatch up my manuscript, convince myself that it is lying in order and go, without stopping a second or looking about me, towards the editor's office. ..."

4. Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"... but it is chiefly under a northern sky that he can snatch up those catches of what may be called the poetry of Nature, which give value to landscape; ..."

5. Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"... but it is chiefly under a northern sky that he can snatch up those catches of what may be called the poetry of Nature, which give value to landscape; ..."

6. Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"... but it is chiefly under a northern sky that he can snatch up those catches of what may be called the poetry of Nature, which give value to landscape; ..."

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