snatch up

Definitions

  • "Charlie snatched up one of the legs of pork."
    "Charlie snatched up one of the legs of pork."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v snatch up to grasp hastily or eagerly "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
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Usage

In literature:

Small blame to him that his heart was going like a trip-hammer as he dropped the useless grating and snatched up his lamp.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
But Keith had no need to do so, for just then a stoutly built young fellow snatched it up.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
Fame reached down and snatched him up, and the blue light of his flambeau played about him.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
Nevertheless he snatched up a rifle and was firing as fast as he could into the gray ranks.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Clubfoot had snatched up the portfolio and hastily examined it.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
She was over the side of the bed in a minute, and, snatching up a pitcher of water, dashed it over the rug.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
Then, snatching up such clothes as they could grab, the two fled to us.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
He stepped inside, snatched up the telescope and focussed it eagerly on the slow-moving, black specks.
"The Lookout Man" by B. M. Bower
Tavia snatched up the banjo.
"Dorothy Dale's Camping Days" by Margaret Penrose
Snatching-up his pistols, he rushed to the door, but to his horror found it fastened.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
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In poetry:

And nearer voices, wild or tame,
Of airy flock and childish throng,
Up from the water's edge there came
Faint snatches of familiar song.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
At length it struck twelve--she snatch'd up the dose,
In agony shook it around,
And then to her pale lips applying it close,
Drank it firmly to ev'ry ground.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
If I come to no inn, then my slumber I'll snatch
'Neath the kindly blue sky, with the stars to keep watch.
The trees with their rustling will lull me to sleep;
Dawn's kisses will wake me, and up I shall leap.
"The Call Of The Road" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
But still the boy ran on with might and main,
Until a ruffian sprang up from the bed of a natural drain;
And snatching the boy in his arms, and hastening towards the mill,
While brave Hanchen was afraid the boy would he kill.
"Hanchen, the Maid of the Mill" by William Topaz McGonagall
But a shadow in the doorway caught my eye, and then the face
Full of innocence and sunshine of little baby Grace.
And I snatched her up and kissed her, and I softened through and
through
For a minute when she told me "I must kiss her muvver too."
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

The Pirates quickly snatched up Stanford pitcher Mark Appel after he fell to them at No.
Someone changed the name of Paula Broadwell's book from "All In" to "All Up In My Snatch" -- and the local news mistakenly ran it on air.
15 am, and my hand shot out, snatching it up to answer it before I was even awake.
Stepping in to snatch up Pringles.
Wild Card Contenders Snatch Up Pitching.
Which Start-ups Might it Snatch Up .
On the first day teams could sign free agents, the Arizona Cardinals wasted no time snatches up former Bulldog and NFL veteran cornerback Richard Marshall.
No sign of a slow down in the German market as local distributors snatch up dozens of Cannes titles.
Westwood Financial Snatches Up Small, Distressed Retail Centers.
Climbing in your windows, snatching your pills up.
Paid line-waiters snatch up all the iPads.
But does a free label necessarily mean users should snatch it up.
But the latest hot platform, Pinterest.com, is snatching up share faster than most and giving restaurant marketers a venue on which they can pin both information and aspiration.
Brad Pitt 's Malibu Mansion Snatched Up By… Yup, Ellen DeGeneres.
Fans snatch up 50,000 ball caps on first of four giveaways this season.
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