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What is another word for snatching?

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The act of stealing or unlawfully taking possession of
“The said person was accused in thirty-two cases involving the snatching of goods from other persons.”
The action of abducting someone using force
The act by which something is taken
Taking hold off forcibly
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“Dillyn tried to ignore the strange looks and wondered if it would be too rude to snatch the paper back and tell Gertrude to go to hell.”
Present participle for to take or seize illegally or without permission
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“Earlier this year, Lucy was pushed into a busy road by thieves who tried to snatch her mother's bag.”
Present participle for to abduct or kidnap a person unlawfully
“Custody of one of two minor children was written into the decree fraudulently and is being used to essentially snatch the child from her home.”
Present participle for to accept something eagerly, especially an opportunity
“I resolved to snatch this opportunity of seeing the manners of other nations, and of learning sciences unknown in Abissinia.”
Present participle for to take, pull or remove by force
Present participle for to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
Present participle for to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
Present participle for to do something in a stealthy or furtive way
Present participle for to (attempt to) grab or capture suddenly, especially by lunging at
Able to take hold of and clasp objects
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