snatch
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snatch(
snahch
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to grab; often used with "up")
a. arrebatar
Rachel stood agape as a seagull swooped down and snatched up her sandwich.Rachel quedó boquiabierta cuando una gaviota voló en picada y le arrebató el sánduche.
b. arrancar
Michael Jordan snatched the ball right from Shaq's hands.Michael Jordan le arrancó el balón de las manos a Shaq.
c. agarrar
My brother snatched the last cookie before I could even eat one.Mi hermano agarró la última galleta antes de que yo pudiera comerme alguna.
2. (to steal)
a. robar
A beautiful woman distracted the jeweler while her associate snatched the diamond.Una hermosa mujer distrajo al joyero mientras su cómplice se robaba el diamante.
b. robar de un tirón
The pickpocket snatched the woman's purse out of her hands.El carterista robó de un tirón el bolso de la mujer.
3. (to kidnap)
a. secuestrar
Masked men snatched the man in front of the hotel and sped off in a van.Hombres enmascarados secuestraron al hombre frente al hotel y salieron disparados en una furgoneta.
4. (to take an opportunity)
a. aprovechar
Grise and Alejandro snatched the opportunity to go to the concert for free.Grise y Alejandro aprovecharon la oportunidad de ir al concierto gratis.
b. ganar por poco
The home team snatched the game at the last second.El equipo de casa se hizo con la victoria en el último momento.
c. robar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Messi snatched a goal to with the game.Messi robó un gol para ganar el partido.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After six hours on watch, the exhausted sailor was finally able snatch some sleep.Después de seis horas de guardia, el marinero agotado por fin consiguió echarse una cabeceada.
We only have 20 minutes to snatch a bite, so we'd better hurry.Solo tenemos 20 minutos para comer algo a la carrera, así que más vale que nos apuremos.
5. (to remove quickly: used with "away")
a. quitar
The woman snatched her bag away from the table before the thief could make off with it.La mujer quitó el bolso de la mesa antes de que el ladrón pudiera llevárselo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to grab at)
a. intentar agarrar
The woman snatched at the railing, but she slipped and fell off the boat.La mujer intentó agarrarse de la barandilla, pero se resbaló y se cayó del barco.
b. tratar de agarrar
Tico snatched at one of the cookies, but his mother shooed him off.Tico trató de agarrar una de las galletas, pero su madre lo ahuyentó.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (fragment)
a. el fragmento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Snatches of Chopin could be heard from the piano studio.Fragmentos de Chopin se oían desde el estudio de piano.
8. (brief period)
a. el rato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Enjoy your youth, because it will be gone in a snatch.Disfruta tu juventud, porque solo dura un rato.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(theft)
a. el robo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All right, are we clear how we're going to do the snatch?Okey, ¿tenemos claro como vamos a hacer el robo?
10.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(female genitalia)
a. el coño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
If you go out like that, people are going to see your snatch if you bend over.Si sales así, la gente te verá el coño si te inclinas.
b. la panucha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Holy crap, you can see that girl's snatch!No manches, ¡se le ve la panucha a esa chava!
c. la concha
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(Southern Cone)
You hit me in the snatch! - Wow, what way to talk.¡Me pegaste en la concha! - Pa, vaya manera de hablar.
11.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(unpleasant woman)
a. la perra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Don't be such a snatch; wait for me.No seas perra; espérame.
b. la hija de puta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Snatch, get your hands off my backpack.Hija de puta, quita las manos de mi mochila.
snatches
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12. (spells; used with "in")
a. a ratos
I've been studying so much that I've only slept in snatches.He estado estudiando tanto que solo he dormido a ratos.
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snatch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of music, conversation)
a. el retazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to sleep in snatchesdormir a ratos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (grab)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to snatch something (from somebody)arrebatar algo (a alguien)
to snatch something to eatcomer algo apresuradamente
to snatch some sleepaprovechar para dormir un poco
3. (wallet, handbag)
a. robar (con tirón)
4. (person)
a. secuestrar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to snatch at somethingintentar agarrar or
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snatch [snætʃ]
noun
1 (act of snatching) arrebatamiento (m)
to make a snatch at sth intentar arrebatar or agarrar algo
2 (theft) robo (m); hurto (m); (kidnapping) secuestro (m)
jewellery snatch robo (m) or hurto (m) de joyas
3 (snippet) trocito (m)
to whistle snatches of Mozart silbar trocitos de Mozart; snatches of conversation fragmentos (m) de conversación; to sleep in snatches dormir a ratos
4 (vagina) coño (vulgar) (m)
transitive verb
1 (grab) arrebatar
to snatch sth from sb arrebatar algo a algn; he snatched the keys from my hand me arrebató las llaves de la mano; to snatch a knife out of sb's hand arrebatarle or arrancarle un cuchillo a algn de las manos; to snatch a meal comer a la carrera; to snatch some sleep buscar tiempo para dormir; to snatch an opportunity asir una ocasión; to snatch an hour of happiness procurarse (a pesar de todo) una hora de felicidad
2 (steal) robar; (kidnap) secuestrar
my bag was snatched me robaron el bolso
intransitive verb
don't snatch! ¡no me lo quites!; to snatch at sth intentar agarrar algo
modifier
snatch squad (n) unidad (f) de arresto
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