snatch up

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.snatch up - to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
swoop up, swoop - seize or catch with a swooping motion

w>snatch up

vt sepschnappen; he snatched up his cameraer schnappte sich (dat)seine Kamera; the mother snatched her child updie Mutter riss ihr Kind an sich (acc)
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