snatch

  • 81Snatch squad — A snatch squad is a police riot control tactic where several officers, usually in protective riot gear, rush forwards, sometimes in a flying wedge formation to break through the front of the crowd, to snatch one or more individuals from the riot… …

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  • 82Snatch (weightlifting) — The snatch is one of the two current Olympic Weightlifting events (the other being the clean and jerk). The essence of the event is to lift a barbell from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement. The barbell is pulled …

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  • 83Snatch theft — In Malaysia and Southeast Asia in general, snatch theft is a criminal act of forcefully stealing from a pedestrian s person while employing rob and run tactics. It is typical for two thieves to work together and ride a motorcycle to make theft… …

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  • 84snatch squad — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms snatch squad : singular snatch squad plural snatch squads British a group of police officers who go quickly into a crowd to catch people causing trouble …

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  • 85snatch block — noun a pulley block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope • Hypernyms: ↑fairlead * * * noun : a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope * * * n. Naut. a fairlead having the form of a block that can be… …

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  • 86Snatch-Block — Blöcke verschiedener Materialien und Größen am Mastfuß einer Segelyacht; sie dienen hier der Umlenkung …

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  • 87snatch defeat from the jaws of victory — verb To suddenly lose a contest through reversal of fortune, mistakes, or bad judgment. The meaning is analogous to the idiomatic phrase blow it ... since the fall of communism, the West has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and… …

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  • 88snatch from — phr verb Snatch from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑grasp, ↑silver …

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  • 89snatch victory from the jaws of defeat —    If you manage to win something such as a match or a contest, when you are on the verge of losing, you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.     With a last minute goal, the team snatched victory form the jaws of defeat …

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  • 90snatch block — noun Date: circa 1625 a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope …

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  • 91snatch block — n. Naut. a fairlead having the form of a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length. [1615 25] * * * …

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  • 92snatch the pebble — verb To fully grasp the meaning of a concept or developed a skill to a high degree of proficiency, often that rivals some specific expert …

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  • 93snatch and run — noun An unsophisticated method of committing robbery by grabbing and attempting to flee …

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  • 94snatch victory from the jaws of defeat — verb To suddenly win a contest when it appears that loss is a foregone conclusion, to succeed in an endeavor through reversal of fortune, skill, effort, or good judgment …

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  • 95snatch of sleep — short nap, cat nap, light sleep …

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  • 96snatch victory from the jaws of defeat — win when it appears that you will lose, mount a comeback    The opinion polls showed we were losing, but we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat …

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  • 97snatch squad — noun (C) a group of policemen who go quickly into a crowd to arrest 1 (1) people …

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  • 98snatch something from someone's grasp — to manage to prevent someone from getting something She had snatched the prize from his grasp at the last minute …

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  • 99snatch block — /ˈsnætʃ blɒk/ (say snach blok) noun a block (def. 11) with a hinged piece that is lifted to admit the rope and then secured …

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  • 100snatch strap — /ˈsnætʃ stræp/ (say snach strap) noun an elasticised strap designed to be attached at the ends to two vehicles, the first being used to haul out the second which has become bogged or stuck. Also, recovery strap …

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