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. SNATCH, n. 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.