act of snatching


English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典). 2013.

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  • snatching — noun The act by which something is snatched. Three purse snatchings in the park were reported this week …   Wiktionary

  • snatching — snætʃ n. grab, act of suddenly seizing something; bit, scrap, fragment; brief period of time, spell; kidnapping (Slang) v. attempt to seize; take abruptly, grab quickly; kidnap, abduct; seize an opportunity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Body-snatching — was the secret disinterment of bodies from churchyards to sell them for dissection or anatomy lectures in medical schools. Those who practised body snatching or grave robbing were often called resurrectionists or resurrection men. [1911] Body… …   Wikipedia

  • body-snatching — /ˈbɒdi ˌsnætʃɪŋ/ (say bodee .snaching) noun 1. the act of robbing a grave to obtain a body for dissection. 2. the practice adopted by organisations to gain new members, employees, etc., by luring people away from another similar organisation with …   Australian English dictionary

  • body snatching — the act or practice of robbing a grave to obtain a cadaver for dissection. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • body snatching — the act or practice of robbing a grave to obtain a cadaver for dissection. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • snatch — ► VERB 1) seize quickly and deftly. 2) informal steal or kidnap by seizing suddenly. 3) quickly take when the chance presents itself: snatching a few hours sleep. ► NOUN 1) an act of snatching. 2) a fragment of music or talk. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • snatch — [snach] vt. [ME snacchen, prob. var. of snakken, to seize; akin to snaken: see SNACK] 1. to grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab 2. to remove abruptly or hastily 3. to take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or… …   English World dictionary

  • raffle — I. verb (raffled; raffling) Date: circa 1680 intransitive verb to engage in a raffle transitive verb to dispose of by means of a raffle < raffle off a turkey > II. noun Etymology: Middle English rafle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • raffle — [14] Raffle was originally the name of a game played with three dice; the modern application to a ‘prize draw’ did not emerge until the 18th century. The word was borrowed from Old French raffle ‘act of snatching’, but where this came from is not …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • snatch — verb seize quickly and deftly. ↘informal steal or kidnap by seizing suddenly. ↘quickly secure or obtain. noun 1》 an act of snatching. 2》 a fragment of music or talk. 3》 Weightlifting the rapid raising of a weight from the floor to above the head… …   English new terms dictionary

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