Snatch - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
SNATCH, v.t. pret. and pp. snatched or snacht.
1. To seize hastily or abruptly. When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.
2. To seize without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a kiss.
3. To seize and transport away; as, snatch me to heaven.
SNATCH, v.i. To catch at; to attempt to seize suddenly. Nay, the ladies too will be snatching. He shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry. Isa 9.
1. A hasty catch or seizing.
2. A catching at or attempt to seize suddenly.
3. A short fit of vigorous action; as a snatch as weeding after a shower.
4. A broken or interrupted action; a short fit or turn. They move by fits and snatches. We have often little snatches of sunshine.
5. A shuffling answer. [Little used.]
SNATCH'-BLOCK, n. A particular kind of block used in ships, having an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope.